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My City

Almeida Theatre

About the Show Less...

Stephen Poliakoff’s first new play in 12 years is a tale of memories, lessons and influence.

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Stephen Polikoff’s new play My City asks the question, ‘How would you feel if, 15 years after you last saw them, you bumped into the one person who had the biggest influence on your life?’

My City begins on a dusky evening, when Richard Kenton finds his primary school headmistress lying on a park bench in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral. As he becomes reacquainted with her and the other teachers that helped shape him, memories of their vivid and imaginative lessons come to life and their tales of London inspire him once more.

My City is British playwright Poliakoff’s first new piece for the stage in over a decade. His previous plays include Hitting The Town, City Sugar, Strawberry Fields, Blinded By The Sun and Sweet Panic. His work for the screen includes The Lost Prince, Friends and Crocodiles, Joe’s Palace and, most recently, Glorious 39, which starred Christopher Lee, Eddie Redmayne and David Tennant.

For more abuot My City at the Almeida theatre read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 08/09/2011

Opening Night: 15/09/2011

Closing Night: 05/11/2011

Running time: 2h40

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Cast & Creative


Tracey Ullman, David Troughton, Tom Riley, Sian Brooke, Sorcha Cusack, Hannah Arterton


Director - Stephen Poliakoff

Producer - Almeida theatre

Designer - Lez Brotherston

Lighting Designer - Oliver Fenwick

Sound - Ben and Max Ringham

Author - Stephen Poliakoff

Music By - Ben and Max Ringham

ABOUT Almeida Theatre

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