The cast of Chimerica. Photo credit Es Devlin
The Headlong and Almeida Theatre’s five star sold-out co-production of Lucy Kirkwood’s new play Chimerica will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre on 6 August for a strictly limited 11 week run with booking to 19 October 2013. Directed by Lyndsey Turner, Chimerica received its world premiere in May at the Almeida Theatre.
The cast includes Stephen Campbell Moore, Benedict Wong, Claudie Blakley, Elizabeth Chan, Vera Chok, Karl Collins, Trevor Cooper, Nancy Crane, Sean Gilder, Sarah Lam and Andrew Leung all of whom will reprise their roles in the West End. Final casting will be announced shortly.
Tiananmen Square, 1989. As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe – a young American photojournalist – captures a piece of history. When a cryptic message is left in a Beijing newspaper more than 20 years later, Joe is driven to discover the truth behind the unknown hero he captured on film. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he still be alive?
Info: Chimerica is runs from 6 August to 19 October 2013, Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DN, 7.30pm | opening night 15 August | www.chimerica.co.uk