D’Oh! Who turned the lights out? Mr Burns heading to The Almeida

Mr Burns

Mr Burns, Anne Washburn’s dark comedy which she describes as “A Post Electric Play”, opens at The Almeida Theatre, London in June.

It’s the end of everything in contemporary America. A future without power. But what will survive – how will Bart and the rest of The Simpsons cope?

Mr Burns takes us off the grid and asks whether the stories we tell make us the people we are, explodes the boundaries between pop and high culture and, when society has crumbled, imagines the future of America’s most famous TV family.

Casting was announced this week and includes Fiona Digney, Adrian der Gregorian, Demetri Goritsas, Adey Grummet, Michael Henry, Justine Mitchell, Wunmi Mosaku, Annabel Scholey, Michael Shaeffer and Jenna Russell.

It will be directed by the Almeida’s associate director, Robert Icke.

Mr Burns starts its run on June 5. Due to popular demand performances of Mr Burns have been extended to Saturday 26 July.

Tickets for the extension period are now on sale.

Here Washburn talks about an earlier outing of the play in America.

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