In the ruins of a garden in rural England, in a house which was once a home, one woman searches for seeds of hope. Albion is a new play by Mike Bartlett, directed by Rupert Goold, their first collaboration following their international award-winning production of King Charles III.
Victoria Hamilton is on breathtaking form as a grieving mother in the Doctor Foster writer’s richly layered play inspired by Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard
The excellent Hamilton best embodies the play’s qualities – her Audrey is a driven, funny, slightly monstrous figure symptomatic of a certain strand of haughty British egotism.
A work of deeply absorbing emotional richness
As in Doctor Foster, Bartlett reveals an ability to create a surging family saga, full of big emotions and high feelings. In Rupert Goold's beautifully judged and characteristically propulsive production, the entire ensemble is superb. As for Hamilton, she commands the stage and the play, creator and destroyer, monster and magnificent matriarch