jakub | April 12, 2024

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ The Comeuppance Opens U.K. Premiere at London’s Almeida April 12

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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' The Comeuppance Opens U.K. Premiere at London's Almeida April 12

The work made its world premiere Off-Broadway at Signature Theatre in 2023.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Michaelah Reynolds

The U.K. premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins‘ The Comeuppance officially opens at London's Almeida Theatre April 12 after beginning previews April 6. The run will continue through May 18. Erin Ting is at the helm after staging the work's 2023 Off-Broadway premiere for Signature Theatre.

The work centers on a self-proclaimed “Multi-Ethnic Reject Group” that reconvenes for the first time in years to pregame for their 20th high school reunion. The world premiere just received five nominations for the 2024 Lucille Lortel Awards, including Outstanding Play.

The U.K. run features a new cast, including Yolanda Kettle (The Crown), Ferdinand Kingsley (Silo), Tamara Lawrance (King Charles III), Katie Leung (White Pearl), and Anthony Welsh (The Flatshare).

Reprising their work from the Off-Broadway premiere are scenic designer Arnulfo Maldonado (now also designing costumes) and magic and visual effects designer Skylar Fox. They're newly joined by lighting designer Natasha Chivers, sound designer Emma Laxton, co-magic and visual effects designer Will Houstoun, and movement and intimacy director Asha Jennings-Grant. Casting is by Jatinder Chera.

Visit Almeida.co.uk.

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