My City - Almeida Theatre

Pro reviewers average 2014-09-20 How would you feel if, 15 years after you last saw them, you bumped into the one person who had the biggest influence on your life? On a dusky evening, old friends Richard and Julie find their primary school headmistress lying on a park bench in the sha... How would you feel if, 15 years after you last saw them, you bumped into the one person who had the biggest influence on your life? On a dusky evening, old friends Richard and Julie find their primary school headmistress lying on a park bench in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral. As they become reacquainted with her and the other teachers that helped shape them, memories of their vivid and imaginative lessons come to life and their tales of London inspire Richard and Julie once more. Stephen Poliakoff's first new theatre play for over a decade celebrates the power of storytelling to raise the human spirit. 3.0
Running dates from Sep 8 2011 to Nov 5 2011
Theatre Almeida Theatre
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Overview, Cast and Creatives

Genre Drama
Synopsis
How would you feel if, 15 years after you last saw them, you bumped into the one person who had the biggest influence on your life? On a dusky evening, old friends Richard and Julie find their primary school headmistress lying on a park bench in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral. As they become reacquainted with her and the other teachers that helped shape them, memories of their vivid and imaginative lessons come to life and their tales of London inspire Richard and Julie once more. Stephen Poliakoff's first new theatre play for over a decade celebrates the power of storytelling to raise the human spirit.
Author Stephen Poliakoff
Director Stephen Poliakoff
Featured Actors/Actresses Tom Riley
Sorcha Cusack
Siân Brooke
Hannah Arterton
Tracey Ullman
David Troughton
Designer Lez Brotherston
Lighting Designer Oliver Fenwick
Sound Ben and Max Ringham
Casting Andy Pryor
Assistant Director Laura Farnworth
Music Ben and Max Ringham