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Emily Berrington in Machinal (Photo: Clara Giaminardi)

Almeida Theatre announces Machinal casting

Published 26 April 2018

The Almeida Theatre has revealed casting for Natalie Abrahami’s reimagination of Sophie Treadwell’s play Machinal.

Led by television star Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day, Humans), the cast also includes Nathalie Armin, Khali Best, Denise Black, Demetri Goritsas, Andrew Lewis, Jonathan Livingstone, John Mackay, Alan Morrissey, Kirsty Rider, Augustina Seymour and Dwane Walcott.

“Your skin oughtn’t to curl – ought it – when he just comes near you – ought it? That’s wrong, ain’t it? You don’t get over that, do you – ever, do you or do you?”

Emily Berrington in Machinal (Photo: Clara Giaminardi)

Emily Berrington in Machinal (Photo: Clara Giaminardi)

The city. A woman is restless. A woman is suffocating. A woman is silenced…. The woman revolts. Machinal is based on Treadwell’s 1928 play, inspired by the real-life case of convict Ruth Snyder.

Abrahami directs. She was previously Associate Director at the Young Vic from 2013-2016, where her credits included Wings, Ah, Wilderness!, Happy Days and After Miss Julie.

Machinal plays at the Almeida Theatre from Monday 4 June – Saturday 21 July 2018.

Tickets can be purchased through the Almeida Theatre website.


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