West End transfer of THE TWILIGHT ZONE announces full cast - plays Almeida Theatre from 4 March 2019







You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, The Twilight Zone.

Full casting has been announced for the highly anticipated West End transfer of the Almeida’s sell-out production of The Twilight Zone, which transfers to the Ambassadors Theatre from 4 March 2019

Reprising their highly praised performances from the Almeida run are Oliver Alvin-WilsonAdrianna Bertola and Neil Haigh, who will be joined for the West End premiere by Alisha BaileyNatasha J BarnesNicholas KarimiDan Crossley, Dyfan DwyforLauren O’Neill and Matthew Steer.

Adapted by Anne Washburn (ShipwreckMr. Burns) and directed by the multi award-winning director (winner of 7 Olivier Awards), Richard Jones, this production of the acclaimed classic CBS television series The Twilight Zone is an ingenious mixture of morality tales, fables and fantasy that are as relevant today as when audiences first encountered them. 

The Twilight Zone has design by Paul Steinberg, with costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, movement direction by Aletta Collins, lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin, and D.M Wood, composition and sound by Sarah Angliss, sound by Christopher Shutt, casting by Julia Horan, and illusions by Richard Wiseman and Will Houstoun

The Twilight Zone is based on original stories by Rod Serling, and two of the most frequent and celebrated contributors, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson from the CBS television series. It is one of television's most revered and influential science-fiction fantasy shows and ran on American network CBS from 1959 to 1964, winning 3 Emmy Awards during its 156-episode run. Its incisive parables explore humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices. The programme has had a seminal influence on popular culture; from Stephen King to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to Steven Spielberg, The Simpsons to Black Mirror

With the original series celebrating its 60th Anniversary Year, a new version of The Twilight Zone recently began production and is coming to CBS All Access in 2019 with Jordan Peele serving as host and narrator. The upcoming new series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.

The Twilight Zone stage production is presented under license by CBS Consumer Products and produced by Ron Fogelman for Your Next Stop Limited and the Almeida TheatreKenny Wax is executive producer.

Oliver Alvin-Wilson’s stage credits include Nine Night at the National Theatre and Trafalgar Studios, Genesis Inc. at Hampstead Theatre, The Twilight Zone at the Almeida Theatre, Hamlet at Kronborg Castle, A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Young Vic, All's Well That Ends WellThe Red Barn and Emperor And Galilean, all at the National Theatre, Othello at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant Of Venice and Henry V, all for Propeller Theatre Company, Antigone at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, This Child and Romeo and Juliet, both for Pilot Theatre Company, Antigone for Pilot Theatre Company and Derby Theatre, Doctor Faustus at West Yorkshire Playhouse and Citizens Theatre, Blue/Orange on UK Tour, Antony and Cleopatra at Nuffield Theatre, To Kill A Mockingbird at Theatre Clwyd, Pigeon Love at The Space and Much Ado About Nothing at Derby Live. Oliver’s screen credits include The Rebel (UK TV Gold), Collateral (BBC), Lovesick (Netflix), From Cradle to Grave (ITV), Misfits (Channel 4), Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures Channel 4), Casualty (BBC), Wonder Woman 1984 (DC Entertainment/Warner Bros) and The Huntsman (Universal Pictures).

Alisha Bailey’s stage credits include A Raisin In The Sun at Sheffield Crucible, Mouthful at Trafalgar Studios, Moon On A Rainbow Shawl at the National Theatre, The Serpent’s Tooth at the Almeida Theatre, Powder Monkey at Manchester Royal Exchange and The Boy From Centreville at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Aisha’s screen credits include Call The Midwife (BBC/Neal Street Productions), Save Me (Sky Atlantic/World Productions), The Strike Series – Cuckoo’s Calling (BBC/HBO), Chewing Gum (Retort/E4), Doctor Who (BBC/DW Productions), Lewis (ITV), The Missing (BBC), Doctors (BBC), Dirk Gently (ITV Productions for BBC), My Almost Famous Family (BBC), Backdraft 2 (Universal), Lake Placid: Legacy (SyFy/Sony), I Give It A Year (Working Title Films) and The Decoy Bride (Ecosse Films).

Natasha J Barnes stage credits include Wasted at Southwark Playhouse, Tryst at Tabard Theatre, Funny Girl at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Savoy Theatre and UK Tour, Cinderella at the London Palladium, American Idiot at the Arts Theatre, The Boy Who Fell Into A Book at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Chess at the Union Theatre, Snow White at the Old Vic, Come Dancing at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Lend Me A Tenor at the Geilgud Theatre, I was Looking At The Ceiling… at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, and Spring Awakening at the Novello Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith. Natasha’s screen credits include Doctors (BBC) and Doc Martin (ITV).

Adrianna Bertola’s stage credits include The Twilight Zone at the Almeida Theatre, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Sound Of Music at the London Palladium, Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre and Les Misérables at the Queen's Theatre. Adrianna’s screen credits include Kiss Me FirstUpstart CrowCall The Midwife (BBC/Neal Street Productions)Hank ZipzerMan DownSilent Witness (BBC), The Little House (ITV), Doctors (BBC), Casualty (BBC), Magic Grandad (BBC), Clever Vs Stupid (BBC), Mr Eleven (ITV/Tiger Aspect) and Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger.

Daniel Crossley’s stage credits include Reared at Theatre 503, Singin’ In The Rain at Chichester Festival Theatre, Palace Theatre and Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, Sweet Charity at Manchester Royal Exchange, As You Like It at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Accolade and Putting It Together, both at the St. James Theatre, Tonight At 8.30 at the Nuffield Theatre and UK Tour, Lizzie Siddal at the Arcola Theatre, Me And My Girl and A Chorus Line, both at Sheffield Crucible, Kiss Of The Spider Woman at Hull Truck Theatre, The Snow Queen at Derby Theatre, Hello Dolly at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Mary Poppins on UK Tour, Abigail’s Party at the Northcott Theatre, Modern Dance For Beginners at Etcetera Theatre, Twelfth Night at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Roast Chicken at the Hen And Chickens Theatre, I Really Must Be Getting Off at the White Bear Theatre, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Anything Goes, both at the National Theatre, Dorothy Fields Forever at the Jermyn Street Theatre, Romeo and JulietAs You Like ItOh! What A Lovely WarLove’s Labour’s LostDesires Of Frankenstein, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Where’s Charley, all at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Fosse at the Prince of Wales Theatre, BoyBand at Derby Playhouse and Gielgud Theatre, Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre, Song And Dance on European Tour, Fame at the Cambridge Theatre and Cats at the New London Theatre. Daniel’s screen credits include Chernobyl (HBO), The Royals (E!), Doctors (BBC), Heartbeat (ITV), The Last Enemy (Box TV/BBC), Coronation Street (Granada TV), The Reunion (National Film and Television School), Working Lunge (Ikonic Films), The Borghild Project and Soundroom.

Dyfan Dwyfor’s stage credits include Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, AhasverusLittle EaglesHamletAs You Like ItThe Comedy Of Errors and The Drunks, all for the RSC, Right Now at the Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio, The Bush Theatre, and The Traverse Theatre, Candylion and Praxis Makes Perfect, both for the National Theatre of Wales, The Harvest at the Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio and Soho Theatre, Titus Andronicus at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Fortunes Fool at the Old Vic, Too Clever By Half at Manchester Royal Exchange, C’laen Ta! for the National Theatre of Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Six Characters In Search Of An Author at Chichester Festival Theatre and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Festival Rota Dos Monumentos. Dyfan’s screen credits include A Very English Scandal (BBC/Blueprint Television), Requiem (BBC/Netflix/New Pictures), Hinterland (S4C/BBC/All3Media), Caerdydd (Fiction Factory), A470 (HTV), Pen Tennyn (HTV), Rownd A Rownd (Nant), Yr Oedi (Cwmni Da), The Library Suicides (Ffolyn Films), Pride (Pathe), The Passing (Severn Screen) and The Baker (Picture Farm).

Neil Haigh’s stage credits include The Twilight Zone at the Almeida Theatre, World Cup 1966 at Bristol Old Vic, The Trial at the Young Vic, The Irish Giant at Southwark Playhouse, Angels Of The Universe and Increased Difficulty Of Concentration, both at the Gate Theatre, Made Up at Soho Theatre, The Summer House at the Gate Theatre and UK Tour, Pub Rock at Lyric Hammersmith and UK Tour, Hard Hearted Hannah at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth and Tobacco Factory Theatre, The Ratcatcher of Hamelin at Battersea Arts Centre, Meat & 2 Veg on UK Tour, What Dickens at Pegasus Oxford and Theatre Royal, Plymouth and Richard III on UK Tour. Neil’s screen credits include Mermaids (Discovery Channel), Doctors (BBC)The Bill (ITV), Casualty (BBC), No Angels (Channel 4) and Dalziel & Pascoe (BBC).

Nicholas Karimi’s stage credits include Macbeth, An Oak Tree and Everyman, all at the National Theatre, A Tale Of Two Cities at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, The Arabian Nights at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, The Kite Runner at Nottingham Playhouse, Liverpool Playhouse and the Playhouse Theatre, West End, Any Means Necessary at Nottingham Playhouse, Lardo at the Old Red Lion Theatre, The Hairy Ape at the Old Vic, Titus Andronicus at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The Magic Flute at the London Coliseum, Damascus AleppoNova Scotia and The Pearlfisher all at Traverse Theatre, Game Of Life at the Yard Theatre, Outward BoundThe Fear Of Breathing and I Was A Beautiful Day, all at Finborough Theatre, The Double at the Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio, War Horse at the New London Theatre, Writers’ Jamboree at the National Theatre of Scotland, Divorce Me, Darling at the Union Theatre, Mother Courage And Her Children at BenchTours Theatre Company, Mountain Language at Battersea Arts Centre, The Dead Fiddler at the New End Theatre and The Emperor Jones at the Gate Theatre. Nicholas’ screen credits include The Phonecall (MFS) and Body Watching (BBC).

Lauren O’Neill’s stage credits include Reasons To Be Happy at Hampstead Theatre, Richard III at Trafalgar Studios, This House at the National Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and Garrick Theatre, King Lear at BAM, New York and Chichester Festival Theatre, Travelling Light and Women Beware Women both at the National Theatre, and The Real Inspector Hound and Black Comedy both at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Lauren’s screen credits include London Kills (PGMTV), Father Brown (BBC), Midsomer Murders (Bentley Productions), Bugsplat! (Fresh One Productions), No Offence (Channel 4), Silent Witness (BBC), Phoneshop (Talback Thames), Doctors (BBC), Law & Order (Kudos), The Bill (Talback Thames), Lewis (ITV), Being Human (Touchpaper Television), Property Of The Stage (Pix Productions), The Domino Effect (Kasander Film) and Deadly Descent (Mythical Productions).

Matthew Steer’s stage credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Young Vic, Hamlet at The Barbican, The Victorian In The Wall at the Royal Court, The Summer House at the Gate Theatre and UK Tour, My Love DMZ at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, Britain’s Best Mates at Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Hamlet on European Tour, Immortal at the Courtyard Theatre, Shades at the Albery Theatre, Hamburg at Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Out Of The Blue at Liverpool Everyman, The Changeling at Battersea Arts Centre, Richard III on UK Tour, Romeo and Juliet on UK Tour and Peter Pan at The Lighthouse, Poole. Matthew’s screen credits include The Crown (Netflix), Les Misérables (BBC/Lookout Point), The Queen And I (Sky/King Bert), Informer (BBC/Neal Street Productions), The Last Kingdom (Netflix/Carnival), Black Earth Rising (BBC/Netflix), Drunk History (Comedy Central/Tiger Aspect), Drifters (E4/Bwark), Crackanory (Dave/UKTV), Count Arthur Strong (BBC/Komedia), Morgana Robinson’s The Agency (BBC/Happy Tramp), Siblings (BBC/Bwark), New Tricks (BBC/Headstrong), Casualty (BBC), Outlander (Amazon/Tall Ship Productions), Agatha Christie’s Partners In Crime (BBC/Endor), Cider With Rosie (BBC/Origin Pictures), Utopia (Channel 4/Kudos), The Café (Sky/Jellylegs), Misfits (E4/Quite Funny Films), Big Babies (BBC), Doctors (BBC), The Royal (ITV), The Culture Show (BBC), Summerhill (BBC/Tiger Aspect), The Bill (ITV/Thames), EastEnders (BBC), Black Hearts In Battersea (BBC), Silent Witness (BBC), Mud (BBC), A Exchange Of Fire (Channel 4), Ilkley (Cow & Calf Pictures), Criminal (Millennium Films), Urban Hymn (Urban Hymn Productions), Cinderella (Dark Forest Productions), Leatherbird (Manchester Independent Collective), Superbob (The Fyzz Facility Film Five), Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I (Heyday Films), Basil (Showcareer Films) and Spies (Disney).

Anne Washburn’s latest play Shipwreck will make its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre in February 2019, directed by Rupert Goold. Her other plays include The Twilight Zone, which ran at the Almeida in 2017/18 and her play Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play, which was recently listed as number 4 on The New York Times list of 25 Best American Plays since Angels in America, which premiered at the Woolly Mammoth in DC in 2012 and ran at the Almeida in 2014. Other plays include 10 out of 12 (Premiere: at Soho Rep, NYC), Antlia Pneumatica (Premiere: Playwrights Horizons, NYC), The Communist Dracula Pageant (Premiere: ART, Boston), A Devil at Noon (Premiere: Actors Theater of Louisville, Kentucky), I Have Loved Strangers (Premiere: Clubbed Thumb Summerworks, NYC), The Internationalist (Premiere: 13P, NYC), The Ladies (Premiere: The Civilians, NYC), Little Bunny Foo Foo (Premiere: Actors Theater of Louisville, Kentucky), The Small (Premiere: Clubbed Thumb Summerworks, NYC), and transadaptations of Euripides' Orestes (Premiere: The Folger, Washington D.C.), and Iphigenia In Aulis (Premiere: Classic Stage Company, NYC). Awards include a Guggenheim, an Alpert, and a Laura Pels for an artist in mid-career. She is an associated artist with The Civilians, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, and is an alumna of New Dramatists and 13P.

Richard Jones (Director) has directed theatre at the Young Vic, the Old Vic, the National Theatre, the West End, the Royal Court/ Ambassadors, the RSC, in New York at the Public Theatre, and three times on Broadway. He has directed opera at the Royal Opera House, the ENO, Aix en Provence, Paris, Amsterdam, Glyndebourne, La Scala, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin and at the Met in New York.  In theatre he has been awarded Olivier awards for Too Clever by Half (Old Vic) and Into the Woods (Phoenix Theatre, West End) and the Evening Standard Award for best director for The Illusion (Old Vic). He was nominated for a Tony award for La Bete on Broadway.  He has been awarded three Olivier awards in opera for Hansel and Gretel (WNO), Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (ROH), and for The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (ENO) -  this production was also awarded a South Bank Show Award. He was given the Evening Standard Award for outstanding artistic achievement for his production of Wagners Ring at the Royal Opera House and last year his Old Vic production of The Hairy Ape played at the New York Park Armory and was nominated for 6 Drama Desk nominations. 
He was appointed CBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list. 

Ron Fogelman is an established film, tv and stage producer, writer and executive working on both the creative and commercial sides of the entertainment business and across the spectrum of traditional & new media. Ron’s consultancy agency supports major corporations, independent producers and trade bodies operating in the international Film, TV, Stage and New Media industries. Ron advises across all disciplines of production, financing and distribution. His corporate career has included senior positions on both the Independent and US Studio sides of the business at PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and as Senior Vice-President of international licensing and development at Universal Studios. Ron is also in a writing partnership with Philadelphia-based writer Kent Murray. They co-created, wrote and developed “The PLOT”, a one-hour genre TV show bought by Sony Pictures Television in the US and are represented by Scott Seidel & Jordan Cerf at WME as well as by Sean Gascoine at United Agents in the UK. 

The Almeida Theatre makes brave new work that asks big questions: of plays, of theatre and of the world around us. It brings together the most exciting artists to take risks; to provoke, inspire and surprise audiences; to interrogate the present, dig up the past and imagine the future. The Almeida makes argument for theatre as an essential force in an increasingly fragmented society.
Since 2013, the Almeida has been led by Artistic Director Rupert Goold. During his tenure, notable productions have included American Psycho: a new musical thriller (transferred to Broadway); Ghosts (transferred to the West End and won three Olivier Awards); Chimerica (transferred to the West End and won five Olivier Awards); 1984 (transferred to West End, Broadway and Australia); King Charles III (transferred to the West End, won the Olivier Award for Best New Play, transferred to Broadway, toured the UK and Sydney, and was adapted for BBC television) and Oresteia (transferred to the West End and won the Olivier Award for Best Director). Recently, there have been West End transfers for Robert Icke’s productions of Hamlet (also screened on the BBC) and Mary StuartInk, directed by Goold, and Rebecca Frecknall’s production Summer & Smoke transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre in November 2018. The Almeida was named London Theatre of the Year at the 2018 Stage Awards.
The Almeida is grateful to its Principal Partner Aspen, in its third term as the Almeida’s most significant corporate supporter. Aspen was established in 2002 and is a leading global insurance and reinsurance company.  

The Almeida is grateful for the support of Arts Council England.

Kenny produced the Olivier Award winning The Play That Goes Wrong currently in the West End, on Broadway and on a US tour. Peter Pan Goes Wrong has played the West End twice and is set to open in Australia and New Zealand. The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is in its third year at the Criterion Theatre. The world première of Top Hat won three Olivier awards including ‘Best New Musical’ with Once on This Island winning the same award in 1995. Kenny’s productions for children include Hetty Feather and The Gruffalo with a stage adaptation of Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch opening this year. His latest production is the sold out hit Six which returns to the Arts Theatre in January. Kenny is the President of the Society of London Theatre.


FROM 4 MARCH 2019 

Press Performances:
Friday 8 March at 7.45pm
Saturday 9 March at 3.00pm
Saturday 9 March at 7.45pm
Tuesday 12 March at 7.45pm

Monday – Saturday Evening at 7:45pm 
Thursday and Saturday Matinee at 3.00pm 

Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes including interval 
Ticket Prices: From £19.50 (all tickets for previews priced at £25 and under)

Address: Ambassadors Theatre, West St, London, WC2H 9ND  

Ambassadors Theatre Box Office: 020 7395 5405

Almeida Theatre Box Office: 020 7359 4404

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