Announcing a new season of four productions taking place at the Almeida between Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023.
Premiering in October, Tammy Faye is 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 and Tony Award-nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, Girls) as Jim. 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 also includes Kelly Agbowu, Amy Booth-Steel, Ashley Campbell, Peter Caulfield, Danny Collins, Richard Dempsey, Fred Haig, Georgia Louise, Robyn Rose, Nicholas Rowe, Martin Sarreal, Steve John Shepherd, Gemma Sutton and Zubin Varla.
Following her “spellbinding” (Financial Times) production of Summer and Smoke, Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall takes on another Tennessee Williams masterpiece this December with A Streetcar Named Desire. 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 Walcot (Machinal) as Mitch.
The world premiere of Women, Beware the Devil will take place next February. Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold (Ink) directs this deadly new play of treachery and trickery by award-winning playwright Lulu Raczka (Antigone, Nothing).
Next April sees the UK premiere of new musical The Secret Life of Bees. Written by playwright Lynn Nottage (Sweat), composer Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and lyricist Susan Birkenhead (Jelly’s Last Jam), this production will be directed by Whitney White(What to Send Up When it Goes Down) and is based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.