THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 19TH JULY 2014
5th June 2014 until 19th July 2014
From Jun 5, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed, Sat 2.30pm (press night Jun 12, 7pm), ends Jul 19
£8-£32, tickets on sale Feb 25
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A well-loved episode of The Simpsons is recounted by a group of survivors in post-apocalyptic America, and is told over and over again, and as in Chinese whispers, it is reshaped and becomes a myth. Anne Washburn's drama, Mr Burns, is directed by Almeida associate Robert Icke, currently directing Headlong's hit 1984, for its European premiere. When it opened in New York last autumn the New York Times raved about the "downright brilliant Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play" which will leave you "dizzy with the scope and dazzle of its ideas". Although the play spans 80 years and centres on a vision of American after an apocalypse, at its heart is a renewed appreciation of storytelling in all its different guises.
Along with the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida is the most critically praised theatre in Britain. After Jonathan Kent took over in 1990, it had 14 West End transfers in 12 years, and early booking for tickets became essential - by the time the reviews came out, the run was usually sold out. More about Almeida Theatre
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London Events 2014
Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.
Citadines St Mark's LondonLondon > Apartment > Apartment from £64 40% off300 City Road, EC1V |
13 minutes from Mr BurnsLocated nearby to Sadler's Wells Theatre, St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London, Citadines St Mark's is a 4-star apartment hotel that aims to accommodate business ...More
Edward ScissorhandsLondon > Events > Dance Dates: 2nd December 2014 to 11th January 2015Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R |
14 minutes from Mr BurnsHaving so successfully given new interpretations to classics like Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Nutcracker!, Matthew Bourne now brings Edward Scissorhands to Sadler's Wells this ...More
AriaLondon > Shopping > House and GardenBarnsbury Hall, Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 |
2 minutes from Mr BurnsThis design-orientated lifestyle store offers a wide range to choose from. From fashion, to homeware, to cosmetics, it's all here at Aria. Pick up a pastel-coloured ...More
ZootsLondon > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs2 Haven Mews, Islington, London N1 |
3 minutes from Mr BurnsZoots is a home-service dry cleaning outfit, who collect personal and household ironing, laundry and dry cleaning, delivering them back to your door as good as ...More
AlmeidaLondon > Restaurants > French restaurants30 Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 |
1 minute from Mr BurnsThis popular D & D London (formerly Conran Restaurants) eatery is renowned as Islington's top restaurant, a much sought after plaudit given the area's sheer volume ...More
Jenius SocialLondon > Education > Cookery CoursesUnit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 |
18 minutes from Mr BurnsIslington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ...More
London Wine AcademyLondon > Education > Evening ClassesGarden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R |
22 minutes from Mr BurnsOne day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts.
Courses take place at the following venues:
Atlas PH, ...More
Pancras Square LeisureLondon > Leisure > 5 Pancras Square, N1C |
17 minutes from Mr BurnsLocated in the heart of Kings Cross, Pancras Square Leisure centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, smaller teaching pool, two exercise studios with over 25 ...More
Spa Fields ParkLondon > Leisure > Parks and GardensNorthampton Road, EC1R |
19 minutes from Mr BurnsA busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ...More
London Fencing ClubLondon > Leisure > Sports FacilitiesNorman Street, EC1V |
19 minutes from Mr BurnsExcellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ...More
The Old Queen's HeadLondon > Nightlife > Pubs44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 |
4 minutes from Mr BurnsA gorgeous antique interior, a delicious menu and some top DJs at weekends. The Old Queen's Head opened with a fantastic recipe for success in 2006 ...More
Hoxley & PorterLondon > Nightlife > Bars153 Upper Street, N1 |
1 minute from Mr BurnsLet the train take you on an exotic night out without actually leaving Islington as you enter Hoxley & Porter, a bar and restaurant which has ...More
ColebrookesLondon > Nightlife > Wine Bars69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 |
5 minutes from Mr BurnsIf the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look.
Colebrookes takes the ...More
AnamLondon > Nightlife > Bars3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 |
9 minutes from Mr BurnsRetro-trendy, infectiously popular, and staunchly pioneering London's first Irish cocktail bar is a welcome addition to Islington's portfolio of drinking venues. A heady mix of curved ...More
Little Angel TheatreLondon > Business > Venue Hire14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 |
2 minutes from Mr BurnsA teeny, tiny and wonderful puppet theatre located in a hidden side road backing onto a green church yard ideal for spontaneous picnics with goodies from ...More
Little RevolutionLittle RevolutionA verbatim-based drama written by Alecky Blythe, about the 2011 Riots. Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins.1st October 2014Saturday 4th October 2014
Now OnLittle Revolutionevent > Theatre > DramasDATES
30th Sep to 4th Oct 2014VENUE Almeida Theatre A verbatim-based drama written by Alecky Blythe, about the 2011 Riots. Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins.
Our TownOur TownAward-winning US actor-director David Cromer directs this intimate new version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play.10th October 2014Saturday 29th November 2014
On SoonOur Townevent > Theatre > DramasDATES
10th October to 29th November 2014VENUE Almeida Theatre Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer directs this intimate new version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play.
The Merchant Of VeniceThe Merchant Of VeniceIan McDiarmid features as Shylock, in the Royal Shakespeare Company's modern interpretation of the drama about money, race and religion, and love. Set in Las Vegas, the production is directed by Rupert Goold.5th December 2014Saturday 14th February 2015
The Merchant Of Veniceevent > Theatre > Shakespearean productionsDATES
5th December 2014 to 14th February 2015VENUE Almeida Theatre Ian McDiarmid features as Shylock, in the Royal Shakespeare Company's modern interpretation of the drama about money, race and religion, and love. Set in Las Vegas, the production is directed by Rupert Goold.
GameGameIn the midst of a housing crisis, a young couple are offered their own home, but it comes at a high price. Drama written by Mike Bartlett, directed by Sacha Wares.23rd February 2015Saturday 4th April 2015
Gameevent > Theatre > DramasDATES
23rd February to 4th April 2015VENUE Almeida Theatre In the midst of a housing crisis, a young couple are offered their own home, but it comes at a high price. Drama written by Mike Bartlett, directed by Sacha Wares.
Carmen DisruptionCarmen DisruptionA well-known opera singers escapes for the truth to be found in the urban sprawl of an opulent European city. Simon Stephens' play re-imagines Bizet's opera. Director is Michael Longhurst.10th April 2015Saturday 23rd May 2015
Carmen Disruptionevent > Theatre > DramasDATES
10th April to 23rd May 2015VENUE Almeida Theatre A well-known opera singers escapes for the truth to be found in the urban sprawl of an opulent European city. Simon Stephens' play re-imagines Bizet's opera. Director is Michael Longhurst.
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