Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, London, United Kingdom, N1 1TA

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The Bronze Age. The Iron Age. The Age of Oil. The Stone Age didn't end for want of stones.

What do you do when you know it's going to run out? Oil follows the lives of one woman and her daughter in an epic, hurtling crash of empire, history and family. 

Playwright Ella Hickson and DirectorCarrie Cracknell make their Almeida debuts with the World Premiere of an explosive new play which drills deep into the world's relationship with this finite resource. 

Cast & Creatives

Leo Bill, Anne-Marie Duff, Nabil Elouahabi, Brian Ferguson, Ellie Haddington, Yolanda Kettle, Tom Mothersdale, Lara Sawalha, Sam Swann, Christina Tam
Ella Hickson
Carrie Cracknell
Music by
Stuart Earl
Lighting Designer
Lucy Carter
Movement Director
Joseph Alford
Peter Rice

Almeida Theatre

Almeida Street, London, United Kingdom, N1 1TA
020 7359 4404
Official site
Nearest tube
Angel/Highbury & Islington (800m)
Nearest bus
4, 19, 30, 43 (Route 43 is accessible)
Nearest train
Highbury & Islington

NCP at the Business Design Centre off Upper Street. Some parking available in streets adjoining Almeida Street. Drop off and pick up right outside main entrance. Patrons welcome to use a private phone to arrange pick up.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7288 4999
available for all disabled people and their companions.
Limited mobility
23 seats in the front row offer the best leg room.
Access description
Level access to foyer through automatic sliding doors or through double glass doors opening both ways. Wheelchair users can push a button to open the sliding doors. Box Office with lowered counter in the foyer. Stalls down 6 steps or a sloped walkway. Access to circle via 2 staircases of 27 steps each with handrails on each side. Good signage throughout. The floors in the foyer are concrete.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser Infra-red assisted hearing system in the auditorium.
Guide dogs policy
Allowed into auditorium - please book an aisle seat. Staff are also happy to dog sit.
2 spaces for wheelchair or scooter users in the stalls. 8 wheelchair and scooter transfer spaces are available to aisle seats in rows A and B - escorts not required. Theatre also provides 1 wheelchair for loan. Auditorium is carpeted.
Accessible men's and women's in the foyer, each with 1 cubicle that is wider and has handrails for people with mobility difficulties.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilets inside the foyer by the lift.
Level access to Café Bar located just off the foyer area. The Café Bar has wooden floors, moveable seating and offers table service. Section of bar counter is wheelchair accessible (80cm high). Menu available on blackboard written in white chalk and in large print. Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens