'It's England really, isn't it?
A climate without cloud and rain isn't honest.'
In the ruins of a garden in rural England, in a house which was once a home, one woman searches for seeds of hope.
Mike Bartlett's play Albion was premiered in October 2017 at the Almeida Theatre, London, in a production directed by Rupert Goold. It was revived at the Almeida in February 2020.
'Something remarkable. Our country needs it' - Telegraph
'[Has] a deeply reflective and humane quality to it: Bartlett draws his confused characters with a Chekhovian mix of wit and compassion... explores national identity through private mourning, and the meaning of the garden shifts, grows and deepens with the seasons' - Financial Times
'Scintillating... in the sometimes abrasive but always compelling Audrey, Bartlett has written a richly imagined female lead who can be mentioned in the same breath as the self-dramatizing Arkadina in The Seagull ' - New York Times
'A tragicomic paean to England and its discontents, novelistic in scale, combining the acute social observation of traditional British country-house drama with self-consciously Chekhovian grace notes. Downton Abbey meets The Cherry Orchard ... a pastoral elegy with grand state-of-the-nation ambitions, [which] delves deep into conflicted notions of patriotism and nostalgia in post-Brexit Britain' - Hollywood Reporter
'A work of deeply absorbing emotional richness and symphonic density' - Independent
'Fascinating, complex... what makes the play so enormously intriguing is that, as in his King Charles III , Bartlett shows us as a deeply divided people torn between the urge to preserve the past and to radically reform it' - Guardian
'Outstanding, thrillingly ambitious theatre' - Broadway World
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