What Did Critics Think of The Twilight Zone London World Premiere? | Playbill

The Verdict What Did Critics Think of The Twilight Zone London World Premiere? Anne Washburn’s stage adaptation of the 1960s TV series opened December 12 at the Almeida Theatre.
The Twilight Zone Marc Brenner

The Almeida Theatre world premiere of The Twilight Zone officially opened December 12 in London. Based on the 1960s CBS TV series, The Twilight Zone has been adapted for the stage by Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play).

Washburn has selected eight stories written by original Twilight Zone writers Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont, and Richard Matheson for the piece that is directed by Richard Jones.

The cast includes Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Franc Ashman, Adrianna Bertola, Lizzy Connolly, Amy Griffiths, Neil Haigh, Cosmo Jarvis, John Marquez, Matthew Needham, and Sam Swainsbury.

Read reviews below:

The Arts Desk (David Nice)

The Daily Mail (Quentin Letts)

The Evening Standard (Fiona Mountford)

The Financial Times (Ian Shuttleworth)

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

The Hollywood Reporter (Stephen Dalton)

The Independent (Paul Taylor)

The New York Times (Matt Wolf)

The Stage (Tom Wicker)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)

Variety (Matt Trueman)

Performances are scheduled through January 27, 2018.


The production has set design by Paul Steinberg, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin, composition and sound by Sarah Angliss, sound by Christopher Shutt, movement direction by Aletta Collins, casting by Julia Horan, and illusions by Richard Wiseman.

For ticket information visit almeida.co.uk.

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