2011 World Premiere of new Stephen Poliakoff play at the Almeida Theatre.

Writer & Director Stephen Poliakoff


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? On a dusky evening, 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.

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Amid strong supporting perfs, Riley in particular manages to create an engaging portrait of a troubled young man who is not everything he claims to be. Variety

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Previews from Sept 8th - opening night 15th Sept 2011

Evening Performances 7.30pm  from 8th Sept
Saturday Matinees 2.30pm  from 17th Sept
Wednesday Matinees 2.30pm  19 & 26 October & 2 November
Closed Sundays    
Final Performance 7.30pm 5th November

Running time - 2 hours and 40 mins, including one interval

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