The play, inspired by the 2011 London riots and directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, will feature Ronni Ancona, Melanie Ash, Alecky Blythe, Bayo Gbadamosi, Lloyd Hutchinson, Rez Kempton, Barry McCarthy, Lucian Msamati, Clare Perkins, Michael Shaeffer, Imogen Stubbs and Rufus Wright. The company includes a community chorus of Islington and Hackney locals brought together by the Almeida Projects team. As London was burning in the summer of 2011, Blythe took her Dictaphone to the streets. From the helicopters circling overhead to the burnt out buildings on the street, Little Revolution records the voices and stories of a community as the riots happened to their present-day aftermath. The production will be by Ian MacNeil, with costumes by Holly Waddington, lighting design by Guy Hoare and sound design by Paul Arditti.
Blythe's previous plays include Come Out Eli, The Girlfriend Experience, Do We Look Like Refugees and London Road, a musical co-authored with Adam Cork that was premiered at the National Theatre and has now been adapted for a film version.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7359 4404 or visit almeida.co.uk/littlerevolution for more details.