Almeida Theatre and Headlong’s co-production of Chimerica is set to transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre in London this summer. The drama, written by Lucy Kirkwood, will play a strictly limited engagement in the West End from August 6 through October 19. Chimerica is currently running at the Almeida Theatre in Islington through July 6.
The cast of Chimerica, who will transfer with the production, includes Stephen Campbell Moore, Benedict Wong, Claudie Blakley, Elizabeth Chan, Vera Chok, Karl Collins, Trevor Cooper, Nancy Crane, Sean Gilder, Sarah Lam, Andrew Leung and David K.S. Tse.
Chimerica is a drama sparked by the Tiananmen Square protests in China in 1989. As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe (Moore), 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.
Directed by Lyndsey Turner, Chimerica includes scenic design by Es Devlin, costume design by Christina Cunningham, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound desigb by Carolyn Downing and video design by Finn Ross.