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Machinal by Sophie Treadwell – full cast announced | Almeida Theatre

Emily Berrington photographed by Clara Giaminardi
Emily Berrington photographed by Clara Giaminardi

The Almeida Theatre today announces the full cast for its revival of Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, directed by Natalie Abrahami.

Your skin oughtn’t to curl – ought it – when he just comes near you – ought it? That’s wrong, ain’t it? You don’t get over that, do you – ever, do you or do you?

The city. A woman is restless. A woman is suffocating. A woman is silenced. The woman revolts.

The cast includes Nathalie Armin, Emily Berrington, Khali Best, Denise Black, Demetri Goritsas, Andrew Lewis, Jonathan Livingstone, John Mackay, Alan Morrissey, Kirsty Rider, Augustina Seymour and Dwane Walcott.

Natalie Abrahami directs a visceral production of Sophie Treadwell’s masterpiece.

Sophie Treadwell (1885 – 1970) was a playwright and journalist. She was the author of 39 plays including Machinal (most recently revived in London at the National Theatre in 1993), Gringo, O Nightingale, Ladies Leave, Lone Valley, Plumes in the Dust and Hope for a Harvest.

Natalie Abrahami directs. She was previously Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre from 2007-2012 and Associate Director at the Young Vic from 2013-2016. Her credits include Wings, Ah, Wilderness!, Happy Days and After Miss Julie at the Young Vic; Queen Anne for the RSC and at the Theatre Royal Haymarket; Hitchcock Blonde at Hull Truck Theatre; Yerma, How To Be An Other Woman, The Kreutzer Sonata, Vanya, Unbroken, Women in Love and The Internationalist at the Gate Theatre; Pericles at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Headlong.

MACHINAL
By Sophie Treadwell
Directed by Natalie Abrahami; Designed by Miriam Buether
Costume Design by Alex Lowde; Choreography by Arthur Pita
Lighting Design by Jack Knowles; Composition and Sound by Ben and Max Ringham
Casting by Julia Horan

Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, London, N1 1TA
Monday 4 June – Saturday 21 July 2018
Press night: Monday 11 June 7pm
https://almeida.co.uk/

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