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By adrbr @ 2008-03-10 05:59:26
The Almeida Theatre is a studio theatre with an international reputation, and was founded in 1980. It takes its name from the street in which it is located off Upper Street, in the London Borough of Islington.

Architect Roumieu and Gough
Owned by Almeida Theatre trust
Capacity 325 seat on two levels
Type Studio theatre
Opened 1833 as reading rooms
Rebuilt 1982 as theatre
2000 Burrell Foley Fischer
Previous names 1833 Islington Literary and Scientific Society
1875 Wellington Club

Production Short seasons

Notable productions
Scenes from an Execution by Howard Barker with Glenda Jackson and Jonathan Hyde (1990)
Betrayal by Harold Pinter directed by David Leveaux with Martin Shaw and Cheryl Campbell (1991)
Medea by Euripides directed by Jonathan Kent with Diana Rigg (1992) transferred to the West End and Broadway (1994)
The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Rattigan directed by Karel Reisz with Penelope Wilton (1993) transferred to Apollo Theatre
Moonlight by Harold Pinter directed by David Leveaux with Ian Holm (1993)
Tartuffe by Molière directed by Jonathan Kent with Ian McDiarmid and Tom Hollander (1996)
Ivanov by Anton Chekhov translated by David Hare directed by Jonathan Kent with Ralph Fiennes and Harriet Walter (1997)
The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O'Neill directed by Howard Davies with Kevin Spacey (1998, transferred to the Old Vic Theatre and to Broadway)
The Tempest by William Shakespeare directed by Jonathan Kent (final production) (2000)
The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? by Edward Albee directed by Anthony Page with Jonathan Pryce (2004)
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen directed by Richard Eyre with Eve Best (2005)
Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets directed by Michael Attenborough with Stockard Channing
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