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Cold War, Almeida Theatre

November 30, 2023 - January 27, 2024

Cold War Almeida Theatre

Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War will be performed at the Almeida Theatre from 30 November 2023 to 27 January 2024.

Rupert Goold will direct the play which is based on the book by Conor McPherson adapted from Pawlikowski’s film. The performance will feature Anya Chalotra, Luke Thallon and Elliot Levey, as well as music from Elvis Costello. There will also be traditional Polish songs.

“When I first saw Paweł Pawlikowski’s film Cold War, I was swept away by its beauty, passion and style,” says Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold. “Its theatricality struck me as ripe for a stage adaption.”

Anya Chalotra Credit - Matt Holyoak
Anya Chalotra Credit – Matt Holyoak

Cold War Plot

Set in Poland in 1949, Cold War features singer Zula, and composer Wiktor who are drawn to each other and dream of escaping communist Poland. This is a love story that spans decades.

FullCast-ColdWar - Credit. Mika Schakowoski
Cast Cold War – Credit. Mika Schakowoski

Cold War Full Cast

Anya Chalotra, Elliot Levey and Luke Thallon, Ali Goldsmith, Ryan Goscinski, Elliot Harper, Ediz Mahmut, Anastasia Martin, Alžbeta Matyšáková, Jordan Metcalfe, Katarina Novkovic, Sophie Maria Wojna and Alex Young.

Director: Rupert Goold; Music Supervisor, Orchestrator and Arranger: Simon Hale; Choreographer: Ellen Kane; Set Designer: Jon Bausor; Costume Designer: Evie Gurney; Lighting Designer: Paule Constable; Sound Designer: Sinéad Diskin; Musical Director: Jo Cichonska; Casting Director: Amy Ball CDG


Thursday 30 November 2023 – Saturday 27 January, 2024.


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November 30
January 27, 2024
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Almeida Street
London,N1 1TAUnited Kingdom
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