Theatre News: BBC To Broadcast Albion, Starring Victoria Hamilton and Daisy Edgar-Jones


The BBC has announced that it will air Mike Bartlett’s play Albion on Sunday 16th August via BBC Four and iPlayer.

As part of its Culture In Quarantine series, the BBC will show the hit production filmed from the Almeida Theatre.

First brought to the stage in 2017, the drama portrays a woman who renovates a rural English garden; a metaphor for England in an increasingly divided country.

The Almeida Theatre’s artistic director, Rupert Goold, directs.

After its first run in 2017, Hamilton won the Best Actress Award at the 2018 Critic’s Circle Theatre Awards.

Critic Mark Shenton gave the revival a five-star review for the London Theatre and wrote: “it’s a spellbinding portrait of character as well as the evolution of life in a country house, and Hamilton is even more ferocious and desperate in her attempts to control things she simply can’t”.

Viewers will have the chance to watch Victoria Hamilton (The Crown) and Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) star in the critically acclaimed production following its sold-out run at the Almeida in February. Hamilton plays the lead role as matriarch Audrey with Edgar-Jones alongside her as daughter Zara.

Words by Izzy Anstee.

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