A sinister Donald Trump comedy is coming to the Almeida theatre

Zoe Paskett
Sad! A sinister comedy about Donald Trump is coming to London: AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump is returning to London – but don’t worry about digging out the baby balloon, this time he’s the subject of a new play in the Almeida Theatre’s new season.

The world premiere of Shipwreck, written by Anne Washburn, will be a sinister comedy about dinner with President Trump. The Almeida’s artistic director Rupert Goold will direct.

Shipwreck marks a return to the Almeida for Washburn, who has previously staged Mr Burns and The Twilight Zone at the theatre.

Shipwreck runs February 11-March 30 as part of the Almeida’s upcoming season.

The season opens on December 10 with Simon Russell Beale starring in The Tragedy of King Richard the Second, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. Cordelia Lynn’s adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, directed by Rebecca Frecknall, stars Patsy Ferran (who will also star in the West End transfer of the Almeida’s Summer and Smoke).

In the summer, Goold directs David Farr’s adaptation of The Hunt by Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm, while Mike Bartlett’s adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s Vassa closes the season in the autumn.

For more information on the upcoming season, visit almeida.co.uk