Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MACHINAL at Almeida

The Almeida Theatre presents its revival of Sophie Treadwell's Machinal, directed by Natalie Abrahami.

"Your skin oughtn't to curl - ought it - when he just comes near you - ought it? That's wrong, ain't it? You don't get over that, do you - ever, do you or do you?"

The city. A woman is restless. A woman is suffocating. A woman is silenced.

The woman revolts.

The cast includes Nathalie Armin, Emily Berrington, Khali Best, Denise Black, Demetri Goritsas, AnDrew Lewis, Jonathan Livingstone, John MacKay, Alan Morrissey, Kirsty Rider, Augustina Seymour and Dwane Walcott.

Natalie Abrahami directs a visceral production of Sophie Treadwell's masterpiece.

Sophie Treadwell (1885 - 1970) was a playwright and journalist. She was the author of 39 plays including Machinal (most recently revived in London at the National Theatre in 1993), Gringo, O Nightingale, Ladies Leave, Lone Valley, Plumes in the Dust and Hope for a Harvest.

Natalie Abrahami directs. She was previously Artistic Director of The Gate Theatre from 2007-2012 and Associate Director at the Young Vic from 2013-2016. Her credits include Wings, Ah, Wilderness!, Happy Days and After Miss Julie at the Young Vic; Queen Anne for the RSC and at the Theatre Royal Haymarket; Hitchcock Blonde at Hull Truck Theatre; Yerma, How To Be An Other Woman, The Kreutzer Sonata, Vanya, Unbroken, Women in Love and The Internationalist at The Gate Theatre; Pericles at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and A Midsummer Night's Dream for Headlong.

Photo Credit: Johan Persson



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