By Wallace Shawn
Directed By Robert Icke
Tickets £28 - £30
In a hotel in a distant city, a man is looking for answers. Back at home, he can only see questions. Does everything have a price? Do people? Does killing?
Deeply thoughtful and beautifully written, Wallace Shawn’s confessional play cuts deep into our relationship to our world and our wealth.
Directed by Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke (1984, Mr Burns), Tobias Menzies (The Honourable Woman, Game of Thrones) performs this searing monologue site-specifically in the uniquely intimate surroundings of a Mayfair hotel suite.
“Wallace Shawn… a corrosive, original voice…”
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
The Fever takes place at The May Fair Hotel. Click here for venue details and directions.
An eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show. Click here for Almeida Questions event around The Fever.
Monday - Saturday performances 7.30pm
Sunday performances 5pm
Talkback Tue 27 Jan (post-performance)
Fri 23 Jan 7.30pm (using hand-held tablets)
Enhanced audio notes are available for audiences with sight loss.
Touch tour on Sun 1 Feb at 3.30pm prior to the 5pm performance.
For the Almeida: Cloud Nine; Platonov.
Theatre includes: The Recruiting Officer (Donmar Warehouse); The Hush; The History Boys (National Theatre); Searched Rough Cuts (Royal Court); Decade (Headlong); Children's Hour (Harold Pinter Theatre); King Lear (Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool/Young Vic); Cherry Orchard (Sheffield Theatres); Hamlet (Theatre Royal, Northampton); Three Sisters (Playhouse Theatre); Arcadia (Theatre Royal, Northampton/Salisbury Playhouse); Light (Complicite); The Way of the World (Royal Exchange, Manchester), The Colonel Bird (Gate Theatre); Sergeant Musgrave's Dance (Oxford Stage Co).
Film includes: Black Sea; Hysteria; Forget Me Not; The Duel; Atonement; Casino Royale; Pierrepoint; Piccadilly Jim; Finding Neverland; The Lowdown.
Television includes: Outlander; Honourable Woman; Game of Thrones; Silent Witness; Puppy Love; Black Mirror: The Waldo Moment; Doctor Who; The Thick of It; Secret State; Getting On; Eternal Law; The Shadow Line; Any Human Heart; Rome; Law & Order; IT Crowd; Spooks; Pulling; The Belsen Redemption; Persuasion; A Very Social Secretary; I Saw You; Longitude.
★★★★ ... the excellent Menzies is sensitive, affable, intimate, and hypnotic...
★★★★ Luxuriously intimate… unforgettable
★★★ ...ferocious and wryly funny.
Please note that as a site-specific production. The Fever has an extremely limited capacity of 26 audience members per performance and latecomers will not be admitted.
The running time is approxiamately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no interval.
Writer Wallace Shawn
Director Robert Icke
Assistant Director Rebecca Hill
Company Stage Manager