Vassa at Almeida Theatre tickets
Vassa at Almeida Theatre tickets


About the show

With Vassa, Genesis Future Directors Award-winner Tinuke Craig (The Colour Purple, Dirty Butterfly) makes her Almeida Theatre debut, directing this contemporary adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s savagely funny depiction of a family dynasty falling apart.

Adapted from Gorky’s Vassa Zheleznova by multiple award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett (King Charles III, Albion), Vassa focuses on one woman who is trying to keep her chaotic family together while the threat of the Russian Revolution approaches. A dying father, a spying son, a thieving uncle and a fortune worth squabbling over. This is a family with issues.

Stage veteran Samantha Bond (well-loved for playing Moneypenny in the Pierce Brosnan James Bond films as well as TV roles in Downton Abbey and Outnumbered) plays Vassa. She leads an exciting cast that includes Alexandra Downling (Romeo and Juliet, Richard III), Arthur Hughes (The Cherry Orchard, Our Town) and Amber James (Two Gentlemen of Verona, Titus Andronicus).

With the combination of Craig’s directing and Bartlett’s writing, as well as production design by Fly Davis (Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale), Vassa is set to be an intelligent, funny and compelling experience at the Almeida Theatre.

Recommended for

Theatre-goers who enjoyed other high-profile adaptations of classic Russian plays, such as The Present with Cate Blanchett, will enjoy Vassa. Fans of Tinuke Craig’s previous works will be fascinated to see her directing skills on stage at the Almeida.

Age Recommendations: TBC

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Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opening: 05 Oct 2019
Press night: 07 Oct 2019
Booking from: 05 Oct 2019
Booking until: 23 Nov 2019

Location and map

Almeida Theatre
Almeida Street
London, N1 1TA

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