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Almeida Announces Huge Premieres For New Season

The Almeida Theatre have announced their new detail and to say it's big would be an understatement.


Thursday 13 October – Saturday 3 December 2022

The season starts with the world premiere of Tammy Faye. - a new musical from legendary songwriter Elton John, Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears and award-winning writer James Graham (Ink, BBC’s Sherwood) and features Olivier Award-winner Katie Brayben (Beautiful) as Tammy Faye, Tony Award-nominee Andrew Rannells (TheBook of Mormon, Girls) as Jim, and Olivier Award-nominee Zubin Varla (Fun Home) as Jerry Falwell.

This true story, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold (Spring Awakening), is a testament of faith, resilience and the temptations of success.

Full cast: Kelly Agbowu, Amy Booth-Steel, Katie Brayben, Ashley Campbell, Peter Caulfield, Danny Collins, Richard Dempsey, Fred Haig, Georgia Louise, Andrew Rannells, Robyn Rose, Nicholas Rowe, Martin Sarreal, Steve John Shepherd, Gemma Sutton and Zubin Varla.


Saturday 10 December 2022 – Saturday 4 February 2023

A new production of the Tennesee Williams classic by associate dretor Rebecca Frecknall

Lydia Wilson (The Duchess of Malfi) returns to the Almeida to play Blanche, with the BAFTA-winning Paul Mescal (Normal People) as Stanley, Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) as Stella and Dwane Walcott (Machinal) as Mitch.


Saturday 11 February – Saturday 25 March 2023

A world premiere of this new play by The Sunday Times Playwriting Award-winner Lulu Raczka (Antigone, Nothing) is a tale of treachery and trickery. Directed by Rupert Goold


Tuesday 4 April – Saturday 27 May 2023

The UK premiere of this musical written by playwright Lynn Nottage, composer Duncan Sheik and lyricist Susan Birkenhead, The Secret Life of Bees is directed by Whitney White (What to Send Up When It Goes Down) and based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.

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