Photo Flash: RUINED In Rehearsal At The Almedia
Indhu Rubasingham directs Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize winning Ruined, previewing at the Almeida from 15 April, with press night on 22 April and booking until 5 June 2010. Designs are by Robert Jones with lighting by OIiver Fenwick, original music by Dominic Kanza and sound by Christopher Shutt.
The cast is Jenny Jules (Mama), Lucian Msamati (Christian), Damola Adelaja (Simon), David Ajala (Fortune), Michelle Asante (Salima), Silas Carson (Mr Harari), Kehinde Fadipe (Josephine), Joel Kangudi (Soldier/Laurent), Okezie Morro (Jerome Kisembe), Wunmi Mosaku (Sophie) and Steve Toussaint (Commander Osembenga).
A small mining town deep in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Mama Nadi's bar her rules apply. No arguments, no politics, no guns. When two new girls tainted with the stigma of their recent past arrive, Mama is forced to reassess her business priorities and personal loyalties. As tales of local atrocities spread and tensions between rebels and government militia rise, the realities of life in civil war provide the ultimate test of the human spirit.
Captioned Performances 15 May at 3pm and 25 May at 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance 22 May at 3pm with a Touch Tour at 1.30pm
Almeida Access Line 020 7288 4999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ADDRESS Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA
CAFE-BAR The Almeida Cafe-Bar is open from 11.30am -11.00pm, Monday to Saturday, serving food, drinks and snacks.
Phone 020 7359 4404 (24 hour)
In person 10.00am - 7.30pm, Monday - Saturday
On line www.almeida.co.uk
Tickets £32.00 - £8.00, concessions available
Regular performances are Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm, Saturday matinees at 3pm, Press Nights at 7.00pm
Ruined extra weekday matinees are on 19 May and 2 June both at 2.30pm
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Joel Kangudi and Steve Toussaint
Lucian Msamati and Jenny Jules
Michelle Asante, Steve Toussaint and Kehinde Fadipe