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