Chimerica to Transfer to West End's Harold Pinter Theatre in August

News   Chimerica to Transfer to West End's Harold Pinter Theatre in August
Lucy Kirkwood's Chimerica, currently running at London's Almeida Theatre through July 6, will transfer to the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre, beginning performances Aug. 6 prior to an official opening Aug. 15, for an 11-week run through Oct. 19.

Originally co-produced by Headlong with the Almeida for its world premiere at the latter in May, it is now being brought to the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Bob Bartner/Norman Tulchin and Jean Doumanian.

The play begins in Tiananmen Square in 1989.  "As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe – a young American photojournalist – captures a piece of history.  When a cryptic message is left in a Beijing newspaper more than 20 years later, Joe is driven to discover the truth behind the unknown hero he captured on film. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he still be alive?"

Directed by Lyndsey Turner, it is designed by Es Devlin with costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Tim Lutkin, sound by Carolyn Downing and video design by Finn Ross. 

The original cast includes Stephen Campbell Moore as the photojournalist Joe, Benedict Wong, Claudie Blakley, Elizabeth Chan, Vera Chok, Karl Collins, Trevor Cooper, Nancy Crane, Sean Gilder, Sarah Lam and Andrew Leung, all of whom will reprise their roles in the West End.  Final casting will be announced shortly.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7622 or visit for more details.

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