21 Apr 2022 - 23 Apr 2022

Almeida Young Company

The Maladies

By Carmen Nasr

Directed By Yasmin Hafesji

At the Yard

Running Time: Approx. 1 hour & 30 mins, with no interval.


production information

I’m tired. 
I’m tired of living in a world that’s not mine.

1508. Strasbourg. A woman dances compulsively, soon hundreds join her.
1962. Tanzania. A schoolgirl’s laughing fit spreads from village to village.
2011. USA. Cheerleaders are overcome by uncontrollable twitching. 
2023. London. A group of women suddenly lose the ability to speak.

When a group of women in London mysteriously fall silent, no one can figure out why. The team at an all-female podcast decide to investigate and end up on a journey of discovery, uncovering more than they bargained for.

The Maladies is a new play by Carmen Nasr (Dubailand, The Climbers), directed by Yasmin Hafesji (Kick, The Letters Project) and has been devised with the Almeida Young Company (18-25).

Please note this production is taking place at The Yard, 2a Queen's Yard, White Post Lane, London, E9 5EN.

Dates & Tickets

Thu 21 - Sat 23 Apr

Tickets £5 - £10
General admission seating

Captioned performance Sat 23 Apr 3pm
Book by calling the Almeida Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

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All concession tickets are limited and subject to availability. Proof of eligibility is required. More info

D/deaf and disabled patrons and a companion can buy tickets for £5 for all performances by calling the Almeida Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

25s & Under, Students, Over 65s & Unemployed
Book £5 tickets on all performances of The Maladies.

Additional information

This production is taking place at The Yard, 2a Queen's Yard, White Post Lane, London, E9 5EN.

Running time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no interval. Find out more about our running times here.

This production includes reference to suicide and a funeral, as well as discussion around sex, sexual activity and sexual assault. There is also discussion of mass psychogenic illness, anxiety, stress and mental health. Age guidance 14 + but discretion can be applied. Read more about our production guidance and warnings, or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.

Cast & Creatives

Writer Carmen Nasr
Director Yasmin Hafesji
Designer Grace Venning
Lighting Designer 
Fraser Craig
Sound Designer Kayode Gomez
Movement Director Ruth Phillips
Associate Director Abi Falase
Dramaturg Diyan Zora
Costume Supervisor Esme Lowrey 
Musical Director Colm Molloy

Melody Adeniran
Helena Alexander
Effie Ansah
Patrick Ashe
Nicole Caffrey
Josie Charles
Douglas Clark
Kane Feagan
Jake Garvey
Alice Grant
Hosanna Johnson
Ethan Joseph-Robert
Ed Lees
Mohamed Manso Bangura
Jordan Noel
Linda Wachaga
Aubrey Westwood Newman
Kirsty Williamson

Artwork by The Other Richard.

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