This House UK Tour

23rd Feb 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018

Book Tickets

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Press

The Independent

★★★★★

by Paul Taylor

'A strong contender for play of the year.'

Financial Times

★★★★★

by Sarah Hemming

'this is a dazzling, thoughtful, wonderfully ambitious drama that, in a world saturated with imagery, considers the truths behind one picture' 

The Sunday Telegraph

★★★★★

by Tim Auld

'But Kirkwood, and her director Lyndsey Turner, tell a story which combines the intellectual juggling skills of Stoppard with a compelling emotional tale of love and loss, commitment and compromise, blindness and dawning realisation, and bind these contradictions into an enthralling whole.' 

The Telegraph

★★★★★

by Charles Spencer

'A gripping, theatrical thriller that holds the audience enthralled.'

Metro

★★★★★

by Sam Marlowe

'Dizzying, explosive theatre. Essential' 

Evening Standard

★★★★★

by Fiona Mountford

'Lucy Kirkwood's magnificent drama. A towering achievement' 

Sunday Express

★★★★★

by Mark Shenton

'Lucy Kirkwood's bold and brilliant new play Chimerica is a piece of game-changing theatrical invention'

Sunday Times

★★★★★

by David Jayes

'Stunning'

Daily Express

★★★★★

by Simon Edge

'For me this is the play of the year so far'

The Arts Desk

★★★★★

by Sam Marlowe

'Lucy Kirkwood’s epic new drama is rich, riveting and theatrically audacious....Fizzing with wit and intelligent ideas, it’s handled with impeccable flair by director Lyndsey Turner. The results are stunning'

Guardian

★★★★★

by Michael Billington

'If we see a better new play this year, we'll be extremely lucky.'

TimeOut

★★★★★

by Andrzej Lukowski

'Brilliantly directed by Lyndsey Turner, ‘Chimerica’ is a triumph of storytelling first and foremost...a gripping, multilayed and meticulously researched thriller'

Telegraph

★★★★★

by Charles Spencer

'Hugely entertaining and at times deeply affecting play performed with rare panache. I cannot recommend it too highly.'

Evening Standard

★★★★★

by Henry Hitchings

'Lucy Kirkwood's new play is both fluent and seductive. It's a tremendously bold piece of writing, given brilliant life in a co-production between the Almeida and the consistently impressive company Headlong.'

TimeOut

★★★★

by Caroline McGinn

'The play of the year. Originality, intelligence, richness and humour' 

Independent on Sunday

★★★★

by Kate Bassett

'Lyndsey Turner's production is dazzlingly fluid'

Metro

★★★★

by Robert Shore

'Full of visual flair'

Independent

★★★★

by Michael Coveney

'A whirring narrative of visual imagery, sleuthing & newspaper politics'

The Times

★★★★

by Libby Purves

'Lyndsey Turner elegantly directs...dramatic twists, sharp laughs, and fine work from all the cast.'

Official London Theatre

by Matthew Amer

'one of the most exciting productions currently playing in London'

British Theatre Guide

by Howard Loxton

'a rare evening in the theatre'

Observer

by Susannah Clapp

'Exhilarating'

Variety

by David Benedict

'Lyndsey Turner’s fleet, zesty production'

The Guardian

by Michael Billington

Chimerica [is] much more than an overnight sensation: commissioned and nurtured over a six-year period by Headlong and in the epic style of its obvious predecessor, Lucy Prebble's Enron.’ 

The Guardian

by Giles Fraser

Giles Fraser asks if any playwright would have the skill and courage to write a 'Chimerica equivalent' for Egypt.

The Telegraph

by Dominic Cavendish

Dominic Cavendish on why women are taking over the theatrical world.

The Independent

by Michael Coveney

Michael Coveney selects Chimerica as his play of week.

The Independent

by Susie Mesure

Susie Mesure talks to Benedict Wong, who makes his West End debut in Lucy Kirkwood's Chimerica

TimeOut

by Michael Hodges

Michael Hodges meets Lucy Kirkwood to discuss 'the play of the year'.

The Sunday Times

by Louis Wise

Louis Wise talks to Lucy Kirkwood about 'the next hot ticket in the West End'.