Hare, Jones, McGuinness, Buffini, Adamson, Williams Team on Play for Almeida Benefit

News   Hare, Jones, McGuinness, Buffini, Adamson, Williams Team on Play for Almeida Benefit Playwrights David Hare, Charlotte Jones, Frank McGuinness, Moira Buffini, Samuel Adamson and Roy Williams have been teaming on a play that will be presented at the Almeida Theatre's Chain Play benefit in London on March 23.

During the process, each writer takes two weeks to add a scene of ten to fifteen minutes before passing the script to the next writer. The Almeida's principal sponsor Coutts & Co is also supporting the benefit.

Directed by Tom Cairns, the play will star Michelle Austin, Tito Fagbenle, Jenny Jules, Alastair Mackenzie, Danny Sapani and Jodie Whittaker.

Hare's plays include The Vertical Hour, Stuff Happens, Amy’s View, The Blue Room, Plenty, The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, The Judas Kiss and Via Dolorosa.

Jones' plays include Humble Boy, which was seen at Manhattan Theatre Club, and The Lightning Play, which made its world premiere at the Almeida in November. She also wrote the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White.

Buffini's plays include Silence (a winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), Dinner (which played the National Theatre in London in 2002) and Dying For It (currently making its world premiere at the Almeida). McGuinness' plays include Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, which played Lincoln Center Theater. Adamson's play Southwark Fair played the National in 2006. Williams wrote Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads, which also played the National.

For tickets to the benefit, which begin at £150, call +44 (0)20 7288 4932. For more information visit www.almeida.co.uk.