Imelda Staunton and Tim Pigott-Smith at the Almeida

Date Posted: 27/04/2011

Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance is set to run at London’s Almeida Theatre from the 5th May to 2nd July.

Directed by James MacDonald, the cast includes Lucy Cohu (Julia), Diana Hardcastle (Edna), Ian McElhinney (Harry), Imelda Staunton (Claire - pictured), Tim Pigott-Smith (Tobias) and Penelope Wilton (Agnes).

Urban socialites Agnes and Tobias appear to inhabit a glamorous world of drinks parties and social clubs; however the return of their recently divorced daughter, the constant presence of Agnes’s alcoholic sister, and the impromptu late-night arrival of some close friends, begins to peel away this veneer. As their lives become increasingly claustrophobic, the characters battle with their fear of stepping into the real world, opting instead for the undemanding familiarity of their own drawing room.

The Almeida Theatre offers discounted ticket rates for groups of ten plus.

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