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The Chairs at the Almeida – first look

The show is playing now at the Almeida

Kathryn Hunter
© Helen Murray

Production photos have been released for the Almeida's production of The Chairs, which is directed and translated by Omar Elerian.

Eugène Ionesco's piece follows a pair who are tasked with setting out seating for a special audience.

The cast is composed of Kathryn Hunter (recently lauded for her performance in Joel Coen's The Tragedy of Macbeth), Marcello Magni (co-founder of Complicité) and award-winning choreographer and composer Toby Sedgwick.

The creative team also includes co-designers Cécile Trémolières and Naomi Kuyck-Cohen, lighting designer Jackie Shemesh, co-sound designers Elena Peña and Pete Malkin, wigs, hair and makeup co-designer Suzanne Scotcher , voice coach Michaela Kennen, assistant director Nastazja Domaradzka and magic consultant Patrick Ashe.

It plays until 5 March.

Marcello Magni and Kathryn Hunter
© Helen Murray
Kathryn Hunter, Marcello Magni, Toby Sedgwick
© Helen Murray
Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni
© Helen Murray
Marcello Magni and Kathryn Hunter
© Helen Murray

© Helen Murray
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