The Writer

The Writer

4.2 (11) · New Writing

“I want awe. I feel like I need blood. All the time. And anything less than that makes me feel desperate. It makes me feel like I want to die.”


She wants to change the shape of the world. But a new way of thinking needs a new story. How can she make herself heard?

Ella Hickson returns to the Almeida following the success of Oil in 2016 with the world premiere of The Writer, directed by Blanche McIntyre.

Critic reviews

Unflaggingly provocative

The Independent

Romola Garai blazes into the battlefield of desire

The Guardian

Sophisticated play for the MeToo generation

The Telegraph

One of the most annoying, intellectually pretentious plays I’ve seen

The Times

Formally inventive and vividly written

The Stage

Romola Garai blazes in defiant attempt to rewrite the script

Evening Standard

Devastatingly perceptive

Time Out

Beautifully and sensitively directed by Blanche McIntyre


Date & time

Show ended
Sat 14 Apr - Sat 26 May, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


Almeida Theatre Islington N1 1TA London, UK · Get Directions
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