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Almeida Street N1
london borough of Islington

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Childrens Children

DATES: 17th May 12 - 30th Jun 12
TICKETS: £8.00 - £32.00

Michael and Gordon have been best friends since acting college. Now, 20 years later, Michael is Mr Saturday Night TV but failing actor Gordon is struggling with enormous debts. 

Meanwhile Gordon’s daughter Effie couldn't care less about her Dad's problems – she is far more interested in the film that her cool boyfriend is making and setting up an ecologically sound clothing label...

When Gordon asks Michael to lend him a large sum of money it sets in motion a series of events that reveal irreparable cracks in the characters’ relationships. Matthew Dunster’s often hilarious new play brings to life a set of strikingly contemporary individuals.

Jeremy Herrin is Associate Director at the Royal Court. His directorial credits in 2011 include Death and the Maiden (Comedy Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Haunted Child (Royal Court). Matthew Dunster’s theatrical career includes acclaimed work as an actor and director; as a writer his credits include Two Clouds Over Eden (Young Vic) The Band (Soho Theatre) and You Can See The Hills (Royal Exchange Manchester).

Read a review of Children's Children at Almeida Theatre by reviewer Elliot Brown (on 30 May 2012):

“CHILDREN’S CHILDREN is like peering over your rich neighbour’s fence for gossip but instead being left with a few things to seriously consider and think about in this modern world we live in...


The Almeida is a 325 seat theatre in the heart of Islington, North London.

We produce a diverse range of British and international drama with some of the world\'s best artists, and have developed a reputation as a local theatre with world profile.

Almeida Projects links the theatre\'s work with our local community.

The annual Almeida Festival celebrates the best of new and international theatre bringing fresh voices to the Almeida stage. 

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venue info

Almeida Theatre

Almeida Street
N1 1TA

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Venue: Almeida Theatre, Islington