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and breathe…

Playing until 10 Jul 2021

Almeida Theatre

Centring on the loss of a beloved matriarch, and breathe... explores family relationships, bonding and culture.
and breathe… at the Almeida Theatre

Image courtesy Almeida Theatre

Show details


"I was a bunch of O's as if I was giving birth to this grief"

Though we sense the moods of those closest to us in breaths, are we really listening?

We think we are, and later we realise that we never heard a thing.

Centring on the loss of a beloved matriarch, and breathe...

explores family relationships, bonding and culture.

This deeply personal and poetic play tackles the unspoken, between what we leave unsaid to protect each other and how we internalise the world.

Background information, advisory warnings

Age suitability: Not available

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Postal address:
1 Almeida Street
London N1 1TA

Box office tel: 020 7359 4404

Box office email: -

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Previews from:Wednesday 16 June 2021

Press night:Monday 21 June 2021

Closes:Saturday 10 July 2021

Performance days & times

Evenings 7.30pm


Wed matinees 3.30pm from 23 Jun

Sat matinees 3.30pm from 3 Jul

Running time: 50 mins



Wed 16 Jun - Sat 10 Jul

£10, £20, £30

Available for access patrons, 26 and under, students, under 30s, over 65s, unemployed and key workers. ALMEIDA FOR FREE Sat 26 Jun.

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Access information

Captioned performance ‑ Thu 1 Jul 7.30pm

Audio Described performance by VocalEyes ‑ Sat 3 Jul 3.30pm


David Jonsson


Author: Yomi Ṣode
Composer: Femi Temowo
Director: Miranda Cromwell
Designer: Miriam Buether (design consultant)
Costume designer: Claire Wardroper
Lighting: Paule Constable
Sound: Tony Gayle
Video designer: Ravi Deepres


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