The Twilight Zone Is Heading to the Stage

London News   The Twilight Zone Is Heading to the Stage
London’s Almeida Theatre will present the world premiere of Anne Washburn’s theatrical adaptation of the anthology series.
Rod Serling
Rod Serling

A stage adaptation of the science fiction series The Twilight Zone will receive its world premiere later this year at the Almeida Theatre. The play will feature an adapted script by Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns) and will be directed by Richard Jones.

Anne Washburn
Anne Washburn

The Almeida season kicks off with the world premiere of Albion, which explores the political state of England through the lens of family politics. Victoria Hamilton will star in the new play, which marks the reunion of King Charles III playwright Mike Bartlett and director Rupert Goold. Performances run at the London venue October 10 through November 24.

The Twilight Zone will begin performances December 5 and run through January 27, 2018. The production will mark the first time Rod Serling’s anthology series will appear onstage. The design team includes set designer Paul Steinberg, costume designer Nicki Gillibrand, lighting designer Mimi Jordan Smith, and sound designer Sarah Angliss.

The London theatre will also present a revival of Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke, running February 24–April 7, 2018. Rebecca Frecknell will direct the staging, which will feature Patsy Ferran as Alma.

Casting for all three titles will be announced at a later date.


The world premiere of James Graham’s Ink is currently playing the Almeida through August 5. It was recently announced that the Goold-helmed production, starring Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch, will transfer to the West End.

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