Almeida Festival 2012

Four weeks of international and new theatre courtesy of this annual festival. Highlights include 'Knight Watch', performance poet Inua Ellams' site-specific, musician-assisted off-site piece about warring street tribes (July 2-3); 'Mass Observation', the latest show from surreal comedians of modern angst Inspector Sands (July 5-14); and a retelling of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' from London's Custom/Practice that opens in the detention room of a modern inner-city school (July 16-21). Among the older offerings, proprietors of last year's Theatre Brothel, Greyscale bring 'Gods are Fallen and all Safety Gone', about the realisation that our parents are flawed (July 18-19) while 'RoosevElvis' sees the return of The Team, a company dedicated to shining a light on contemporary America (July 9-12). Plus theatrical responses to the season from Young Friends of the Almeida.


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