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VenueAlmeida Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From9th November 2006
Opened17th November 2006
To6th January 2007
PricesFrom £6.00. To £29.50.
What is currently on at Almeida Theatre (V166)

The Lightning Play

The Lightning PlayT892063246
It's Halloween in Hampstead, North London. Max Villiers, a celebrity ghost writer, and his wife Harriet host an impromptu party. Eddie, a failed monk is on top form, his date Jacklyn is equally keen to enthuse, while heavily pregnant Imogen and her straight-laced husband try to keep a sense of decorum. As Max connects up his first plasma TV, the evening is hijacked by interference from the past which sends the unlikely sextet hurtling inexorably towards the cocktail party from hell.
Author Charlotte Jones

Archive :: production:T892063246, play:S1061442401, venue:V166

Production details

Special Performances

  • 6 Dec 06 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 12 Dec 06 Sign Interpreted
  • 6 Jan 07 Audio Described


Corporate Sponsor Pinsent Masons
Producer Almeida
Director Anna Mackmin
Design Lez Brotherston
Costume Lez Brotherston
Lighting Tim Mitchell
Design Jon Driscoll (video)
Performer Eleanor David (Harriet)
Performer Matthew Marsh (Max Villiers)
Performer Adie Allen (Jacklyn Pettit)
Performer Christina Cole (Tabby Morris)
Performer Lloyd Hutchinson (Eddie Fox)
Performer Simon Kassianides (Burak)
Performer Katherine Parkinson (Imogen Cumberbatch)
Performer Orlando Seale (Marcus Cumberbatch)

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