Almeida Theatre in North London has announced the return of its one-day festival, Almeida For Free, offering free events and performances for visitors aged 25 and under. A stage production of Three Sisters, written by Russian author and playwright, Anton Chekhov will be performed.
Directed by Almeida associate director, Rebecca Frecknall, the performance will run alongside workshops and talks. Frecknall will host a directing masterclass, while the show’s resident director, Ebenezer Bamgboye, will run a Three Sisters workshop. A creative writing workshop from performance poet Yomi Sode and spoken word event curated by Almeida Young producers will also take place.
As part of the event, Almeida Young Producers chair a panel featuring actor Mandeep Dhillon, author Davina Hamilton, blogger Grace Victory and theatre and film composer Isobel Waller-Bridge. They will discuss what sisterhood has meant to them, both creatively and personally. Further, an outreach programme is set to run, aiming to connect the theatre with local youth organisations and schools to offer workshops and ticket deals.
The fourth edition of the event will return 30 May. This will be the first event without Almeida associate director, Robert Icke, as he announced he will step down from the position after six years in the role. His final production The Doctor will premiere 12 August.