1 Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 1TA

Shipwreck Poster


February 12 - 19, 2019

A darkly comic new play that wrestles with what Trump is, both politically and existentially

Why See Shipwreck?


Anne Washburn Returns With A New Trump Commentary

Following her critically acclaimed runs of Mr. Burns and The Twilight Zone at the Almeida Theatre in recent years, American playwright Anne Washburn returns to the renowned theatre hub with her third offering, Shipwreck. Whilst its subject matter may veer away from The Twilight Zone's sci-fi horror undertones, the brand new production's Trump-centred theme may prove the old adage correct, that fact is indeed stranger, and far more sinister than fiction! Washburn and British stage and screen director Rupert Goold cordially invite you to dinner with the 45th President of the United States... 

Nightmarish, twisted and darkly funny, Washburn's Kubrick-esque comedy binds US current affairs with global political shifts, and its opening in February 2019 comes just one month before the UK's departure from the EU. Through the strange prism of a dinner party with the controversial Commander In Chief himself, as well as a cast of real life characters including former FBI director James Comey and the late George W. Bush, the audience is given glimpses of the struggles faced by both liberals and Trump supporters, posing the universal questions "How did we get here?" and "Where are we going?" with stunning, terrifying results.  

show content hide content

Additional Information


Previews from: 12 February 2019

Opening night: 19 February 2019

And before you stop reading

Photo: Gage Skidmore Used under Creative Commons License

What you thought

Seen Shipwreck? Loved it? Hated it?

Help your fellow London Theatreland visitors by leaving the first review!

Write a review now


Venue home

Venue home





Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word

Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Shipwreck at Almeida Theatre.

Keep up to date

I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.

You might also like

Open Run

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

Fabulous, fresh and enormously fun homegrown musical

Open Run

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

"Authentic and excting"

Open Run


star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

In short, it's glorious

Please note: The term Almeida Theatre and/or Shipwreck as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Almeida Theatre and/or Shipwreck and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Almeida Theatre and/or Shipwreck and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.