Rupert Goold programmes two new plays as the new Almeida Theatre’s Artistic Director.
King Charles III – A future history play by Mike Bartlett
Following their collaboration on the ground-breaking Earthquakes in London, Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold reunites with Mike Bartlett to direct the World Premiere of his new play about our future monarch. King Charles III runs from 3rd April to 31st May at the Almeida Theatre.
The Queen is dead: after a lifetime of waiting, the prince ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule?
Mike Bartlett’s contentious play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.
Mr Burns – A post electric play by Anne Washburn
Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke directs the European Premiere of Anne Washburn’s searing vision of post-apocalyptic America. Mr Burns was acclaimed as one of the most meaningful new plays of the year when it opened in New York last autumn.
It’s the end of everything in contemporary America. A future without power. But what will survive?
A much loved episode of The Simpsons is recalled by a group of survivors. The story is told again and again, handed down over the years, reshaping along the way as it becomes mythology.
Mr Burns asks whether the stories we tell make us the people we are, explodes the boundaries between pop and high culture and, when society has crumbled, imagines the future of America’s most famous TV family.
King Charles III (World Premiere) 3rd April to 31st May 2014
a future history play by Mike Bartlett
Mr Burns (European Premiere) – 5th June to 19th July
a post-electric play by Anne Washburn
Tickets go on sale for both productions to Almeida Theatre Members on 18th February and to the general public on 25th February.
Box Office 0207 359 4404 (10am – 7.30pm)
Wednesday 12th February 2014