Joining Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham in THE TREATMENT will be Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, Julian Ovenden, Ellora Torchia, Indira Varma, and Hara Yannas. The Treatment begins previews at the Almeida Theatre on Monday 24 April and runs until Saturday 10 June. The press night is Friday 28 April.
New York. A film studio. A young woman has an urgent story to tell. But here, people are products, movies are money and sex sells. And the rights to your life can be a dangerous commodity to exploit.
Martin Crimp’s contemporary satire is directed by Lyndsey Turner, who returns to the Almeida following her award-winning production of Chimerica.
The Treatment will be designed by Giles Cadle, with lighting by Neil Austin, composition by Rupert Cross, fight direction by Bret Yount, sound by Chris Shutt, and voice coaching by Charmian Hoare. The choreographer is Arthur Pita. Casting is by Julia Horan.
In response to The Treatment – where it’s material that matters – Whose Life Is It Anyway? continues the Almeida’s programme of pre-show discussions as a panel delves into the worldwide fascination with constructed realities in art and in life. When you sell your story is your life still your own? In the golden age of social media – where immaculately contrived worlds are labelled as real life – what is the cost? Can truth be traced in art at all?
The panel includes Instagram star Deliciously Stella, Made In Chelsea producer Nick Arnold, and Anita Biressi, Professor of Media and Communications at Roehampton University. Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage.
ALMEIDA LISTINGS INFORMATION
Monday 24 April – Saturday 10 June
THE TREATMENT by Martin Crimp directed by Lyndsey Turner
Press night: Friday 28 April, 7pm
Address: Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, London, N1 1TA
Café Bar: The Almeida Café Bar is open from 11.30am -11.00pm, Monday to Saturday
Phone 020 7359 4404 (10am – 7pm, Monday – Saturday)
In person 10am – 7pm, Monday – Saturday
Nearest Tube: Angel / Highbury & Islington Wednesday and Saturday Matinees at 2.30pm
Evening performances at 7.30pm
The Treatment Audio Described performance:
Saturday 20 May at 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 12.45pm)
The Treatment Captioned performance: Thursday 1 June at 7.30pm
Almeida Questions: An eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage.
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Thursday 25 May, at 6pm Talkback Post-show discussion with members of the company.
Free to same day ticket holders
The Treatment Thursday 1 June