Almeida Theatre: Full cast announced for The Twilight Zone

The cast is announced for the world premiere of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, based on stories from the classic 1960s CBS television series, adapted by Anne Washburn, directed by Richard Jones


Based on stories by Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson
Adapted by Anne Washburn

Directed by Richard Jones

Almeida Theatre
Tuesday 5 December 2017 – Saturday 27 January 2018

Press night: Tuesday 12 December at 7pm

 Between light and shadow, science and superstition, fear and knowledge is a dimension of imagination. An area we call the Twilight Zone.

Adapted by Anne Washburn (Mr Burns) and directed by Olivier Award-winner Richard Jones, this world premiere production of the acclaimed CBS television series The Twilight Zone lands on stage for the first time in its history. Or its present. Or its future.

Jones directs a cast featuring Oliver Alvin-WilsonFranc AshmanAdrianna BertolaLizzy ConnollyAmy GriffithsNeil HaighCosmo JarvisJohn MarquezMatthew Needham and Sam Swainsbury.

The set is designed by Paul Steinberg, with costume designed by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin, composition and sound by Sarah Angliss, sound by Christopher Shutt, movement direction by Aletta Collins, casting by Julia Horan, and illusions by Richard Wiseman.

 Anne Washburn’s plays include Mr Burns: A Post Electric Play, which received its European premiere at the Almeida in 2014Other plays include 10 out of 12 (Premiere: at Soho Rep, NYC), Antlia Pneumatica (Premiere: Playwrights Horizons, NYC), The Communist Dracula Pageant (Premiere: ART, Boston), A Devil at Noon (Premiere: Actors Theater of Louisville, Kentucky), I Have Loved Strangers (Premiere: Clubbed Thumb Summerworks, NYC), The Internationalist (Premiere: 13P, NYC), The Ladies (Premiere: The Civilians, NYC), The Small (Premiere: Clubbed Thumb Summerworks, NYC), and translation adaptations of Euripides’ Orestes (Premiere: The Folger, Washington D.C.), and Iphigenia In Aulis (Premiere: Classic Stage Company, NYC). Awards include a Guggenheim, an Alpert, and a Laura Pels for an artist in mid-career. Anne is an associated artist with The Civilians, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, and is an alumna of New Dramatists and 13P.

Richard Jones (Director) has directed theatre at the Young Vic, The Old Vic, the National Theatre, in the West End, for the Royal Court/Ambassadors, for the RSC, in New York at the Public Theatre and on Broadway. He has directed opera at the Royal Opera House, the ENO, Aix en Provence, Paris, Amsterdam, Glyndebourne, la Scala, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin and at the Met in New York. In theatre he has been awarded Olivier Awards for Too Clever by Half (The Old Vic) and Into the Woods (Phoenix Theatre – West End), the Evening Standard Award as best director for The Illusion (The Old Vic). He was nominated for a Tony Award for La Bête on Broadway. He has been awarded three Olivier Awards in opera, forHansel and Gretel (WNO), Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (ROHand for The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (ENO) which was also awarded a South Bank Show Award. He was given the Evening Standard Award for outstanding artistic achievement for his production of Wagner’s Ring at the Royal Opera House. This year his recent Old Vic production of The Hairy Ape played at the New York Park Armory and was nominated for 6 Drama Desk nominations. He was appointed CBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list.


Tuesday 5 December 2017 – Saturday 27 January 2018

The Twilight Zone
Based on stories by Rod SerlingCharles Beaumont and Richard Matheson
Adapted by Anne Washburn

Directed by Richard Jones

Press night: Tuesday 12 December at 7pm


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Access                       The Twilight Zone Captioned performance:
      Friday 5 January 7:30pm
                                    The Twilight Zone Audio Described performance:
      Saturday 13 January 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 12.45pm)

Talkback                    Post-show discussion with members of the company

      Free to same day ticket holders

                                    The Twilight Zone Thursday 11 January

At least 500 £5 tickets per production are available to audiences aged 25 and under. Audiences aged 30 and under have access to 450 £15 tickets per production. See for further details.