Game on for Mike Bartlett at Islington’s Almeida Theatre


Mike Bartlett keeps ’em coming. As the writer’s latest hit, King Charles III, finishes hits run in the West End, and Bull is staged at The Young Vic, his latest, Game, prepares to open at Islington’s Almeida Theatre.

In a housing crisis, a young couple are offered a home of their own. But at what price?

Invasive and unsettling, Game invites the audience to spy on a family as they explore a dangerous new way to live.

This is a radically different play for Bartlett. Directed by Sacha Wares, it stars Georgina Beedle, Clare Burt, Daniel Cerqueira, Kevin Harvey, Chloe Hesar, Jodie McNee, Mike Noble, Ben Righton, Richard Sumitro and Susan Wokoma.

Wares and designer Miriam Buether will dramatically reconfigure the Almeida’s auditorium for this ground-breaking production.

Seated in four separate zones, the audience will experience an unnervingly intimate view of the action.

Mike Bartlett’s plays include King Charles III, Bull, An Intervention, Earthquakes in London, Artefacts (the Old Vic New Voices Award), Cock (Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre), Love, Love, Love (Best New Play, 2011 Theatre Awards UK), Chariots of Fire, Contractions, My Child, Medea and 13.

In 2013 he was nominated for a BAFTA for television series The Town.

The Game will run from 23 February – 4 April.

Leave a Reply