05 Jun 2014 - 26 Jul 2014

European Premiere

Mr Burns

A post-electric play by Anne Washburn

Directed By Robert Icke

Tickest £9 - £36

production information

It’s the end of everything in contemporary America. A future without power. But what will survive?

Mr Burns asks how 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 for America’s most famous family.

Following the phenomenal success of 1984, Almeida Associate DirectorRobert Icke directs Mr Burns in its European Premiere.

“When was the last time you met a new play that was so smart it made your head spin?... Mr Burns has arrived to leave you dizzy with the scope and dazzle of its ideas... with depths of feeling to match its breadth of imagination.” 
The New York Times

Dates & Tickets

Previews Thu 5 - Wed 11 Jun
Press Night Thu 12 Jun (7pm) 

Evening performances 7.30pm 
Wednesday matinees 2.30pm on 25 Jun & 9 Jul
Saturday matinees 2.30pm from Sat 14 Jun

Special Events
Happy Mondays Mon 9 Jun
Talkback Tue 8 Jul (post performance) 
Supporters' Evening Mon 30 Jun

Captioned Performances
Thur 19 Jun 7.30pm
Sat 5 Jul 2.30pm

Audio Described Performances
Sat 28 Jun 2.30pm
(Touch Tour at 12.45pm)

Thu 3 Jul 7.30pm
(Touch Tour at 6pm)

Audience response

Theatre includes: The Sweetest Thing in Baseball; Boy Gets Girl (Royal Court); His Girl Friday; A Prayer for Owen Meaney; Finding The Sun (National Theatre).

Television includes: Nixon’s The One; Episodes; Twenty Twelve; Souvenir; The Special Relationship; The Hill; Torchwood; MI-5; The Path To 9-11; Numb3rs; Cracker; Gallipoli; Search; Baddiel’s Syndrome; Breaking News; The New Addams Family; Viper; Millennium; The Sentinel; Smudge; Prisoner of Zenda; Two; Highlander.

Films includes: Rush; Good Vibrations; Austenland; X-Men: First Class; Acts Of Godfrey; The Whistleblower; Genova; A Mighty Heart; Road To Guantanamo; Thundrbirds; Sky Captain & The World Of Tomorrow; That Deadwood Feeling; Spy Game; The Bourne Identity; Saving Private Ryan; House Arrest; Excess Baggage; Little Women.

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The bold vistas of Washburn’s imagination are thrillingly provocative. Icke's production fires on all cylinders.

Time Out

Reviews

The wildest, wackiest show of the year, no contest; it's also a brilliantly inventive and engaging production.

Whatsonstage

Reviews

It is certainly a strange show… but I was never bored… feels like a cult show.

The Guardian

Reviews

The cast shine out, giving fine performances…Orlando Gough and Michael Henry's pastiche score is gorgeous and witty, and Tom Scutt’s costumes grow shimmeringly beautiful.

The Times

Reviews

If you’re a fan of The Simpsons with an appetite for risk-taking theatre, its strangeness will be irresistible.

Evening Standard

Reviews

The cast (with Jenna Russell superb as Bart) do the material proud.

The Independent

Reviews

Ex-cell-ent.

Financial Times

Reviews

Its ideas remain fizzing away for long after.

Exeunt Magazine

Reviews

Additional information

This production will include strong language, smoking on stage and some loud gun shot noises.

Mr Burns is approx. 2 hours, 45 minutes including two intervals.
Latecomers will not be admitted until the first interval.

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