American playwright Anne Washburn has a strong, surreal sense of the zeitgeist. After turning an episode of The Simpsons into a dizzying post-apocalyptic meta-textual masterpiece in Mr Burns, then re-working cult 60s TV series The Twilight Zone, she returns to the Almeida Theatre with a new play about the 45th president.
Shipwreck is a nightmarish comedy about Donald Trump - who has certainly done a great job providing material for horrifying theatrics. Described as 'sinister' and 'sensational', the show takes us upstate to an old farmhouse. Inside there's lamplight and violin music. Outside, the mountains are crumbling.
The whole thing is an unnerving and atmospheric setting for dinner with President Trump. With Washburn's track record, this new play is likely to be bonkers and bombastic.
Head of the Almeida, Rupert Goold will direct the world premiere of Shipwreck. Casting is yet to be announced but we look forward to seeing which actor dons a yellow wig and slathers on the fake tan to embody Trump.
Public booking for Shipwreck at the Almeida Theatre opens at 10am on Thursday 22 November
|What||Shipwreck, Almeida Theatre|
|Where||Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Highbury & Islington (underground)|
11 Feb 19 – 30 Mar 19, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here for more information|