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 and TV veteran Siobahn Redmond (Top Girls, RSC's Imperium) 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.

Please note that Vassa contains depictions of suicide, and therefore may not be suitable for children.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 16+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 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

10 Reviews Add review

I was very disappointed with this show and actually left at the interval which is something I very rarely do. I couldn't work out... More

joc78 5"4, 404 reviews, 4 helpful votes

moley 5' 6'', 116 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I was very disappointed with this show and actually left at the interval which is something I very rarely do. I couldn't work out... More

joc78 5"4, 404 reviews, 4 helpful votes

alexandert3 40 reviews, 0 helpful votes

alexandert3 40 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Before the Russian Revolution, a family with negative personal traits betray each other in a bid to save their business. My opinion... More

rachelgreene 100 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Oddly compelling but completely insane with limited point and not a single likeable character.

emilydiver 5"0, 280 reviews, 15 helpful votes

jbrown15 35 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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