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Photo Flash: A DELICATE BALANCE At Almeida

Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance will run at The Almeida Theatre from 05 May - 02 July, with press night on 12 May 2011. Directed by James MacDonald, A Delicate Balance is designed by Laura Hopkins, with lighting by Guy Hoare, sound by Ian Dickinson and music by Gwilym Simcock.

The cast is Lucy Cohu (Julia), Diana Hardcastle (Edna), Ian McElhinney (Harry), Imelda Staunton (Claire), Tim Pigott-Smith (Tobias) and Penelope Wilton (Agnes)

Urban socialites Agnes and Tobias appear to inhabit a glamorous world of drinks parties and social clubs. The return home of their recently divorced daughter, the constant presence of Agnes' alcoholic sister and the impromptu late-night arrival of some close friends, begin to peel away this veneer. As their lives become increasingly claustrophobic, the characters battle with their fear of stepping into the real world, opting instead for the undemanding familiarity of their own drawing room.

Captioned Performances 14 June 7.30pm and 25 June at 3pm Audio Described Performance 18 June at 3pm with a Touch Tour at 1.30pm
Speech to Text Talkback 14 June following captioned performance

Almeida Access Line 020 7288 4999 or email

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
Tickets £32.00 - £8.00, concessions available
Priority Booking opens 18 October 2010 for Becky Shaw,The Knot of the Heart and A Delicate Balance, followed by Public Booking opening on 5 November 2010


Regular performances are Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm, Saturday matinees at 3pm, Press Nights at 7.00pm

Extra matinee Wednesday matinee performances at 2.30pm:
A Delicate Balance - 8 & 22 June

First Saturday matinees:
A Delicate Balance - 14 May


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