She collaborates with director Blanche McIntyre (Titus Andronicus and The Two Noble Kinsmen, RSC ) for the world premiere of The Writer. 'Like Ella’s previous work, this is a hugely ambitious, deeply political play that consistently challenges what theatre can and should be,' says Almeida artistic director Rupert Goold.
Stage and screen star Romola Garai makes her Almeida debut to play the titular writer. Though she's quite the period drama darling thanks to literary adaptations of I Capture The Castle and the BBC's Emma and The Miniaturist, Garai also has an instinct for potent new writing and bold theatre. She captivated audiences in the Royal Court's tiny upstairs theatre as a lusty pregnant school teacher in Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike (2011) and she made virginal Isabella ripple with contemporary relevance in the Young Vic's radical re-working of Measure for Measure (2015).
In The Writer she plays a woman who wants to change the world. Words are her weapon - she just needs to find a way of making people listen. Further details are sparse but with Hickson's burgeoning reputation for vibrant, boundary-breaking theatre and Romola Garai's ability to dominate the stage, The Writer is set to be a bracing watch.
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|What||The Writer, Almeida Theatre|
Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA | MAP
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
14 Apr 18 – 26 May 18, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Price||£10 - £39.50|
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|