Casting is announced for Almeida’s Our Town


Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer will direct and perform in the Almeida Theatre production of Our Town which plays at the Islington venue from October 10 to November 29.

This intimate version of Thornton Wilder’s iconic American play will be performed on a bare stage with minimal props.

The cast includes Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stone and David Walmsley.

We grow-up, we fall in love, we have families and we die. That is the story.

Two people fall in love, marry, and live out their lives as a small American town becomes an allegory for everyday life.

Cromer’s acclaimed production of Our Town ran for over a year at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York where it won multiple awards.

It has subsequently been revived in Los Angeles, Boston and Kansas City.

With Cromer reprising his role as Stage Manager, this will be the UK premiere of his celebrated production of Wilder’s classic.

Cromer is the 2010 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship. His recent productions include Women or Nothing at The Atlantic, Nikolai and the Others at Lincoln Center, Really Really at MCC in NYC, Sweet Bird of Youth at the Goodman Theater, Tribes at Barrow Street in NYC, House of Blue Leaves on Broadway and Brighton Beach Memoirs on Broadway.

American novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder won three Pulitzer Prizes; for the plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth and the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey.

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