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Mr Burns

Mr Burns

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About the Show Less...

Robert Icke directed the European premiere of Anne Washburn’s new play about a much-loved episode of The Simpsons. Read More >

Robert Icke directs the European premiere of Anne Washburn’s new play about a much-loved episode of The Simpsons.

Set in post-apocalyptic America, Mr Burns tells the story of a group of survivors who recall an episode of the popular American cartoon. The story is told again and again as it is handed down through generations, reshaping along the way.

The play, which opened to critical acclaim in New York last autumn, questions whether the stories we tell make us the people we are, explodes the boundaries between pop and high culture and imagines the future of America’s most famous TV family after society has crumbled.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 05/06/2014

Opening Night: 12/06/2014

Closing Night: 26/07/2014

Running time: 2h45

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Cast & Creative


Jenna Russell, Annabel Scholey, Wunmi Mosaku, Michael Shaeffer, Justine Mitchell, Adey Grummet, Adrian der Gregorian, Demetri Goritsas


Director - Robert Icke

Producer - Almeida Theatre

Designer - Tom Scutt

Lighting Designer - Philip Gladwell

Sound - Tom Gibbons

Author - Anne Washburn

Music By - Orlando Gough & Michael Henry

About Almeida Theatre

Almeida Street, London N1 1TA

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