World Premiere 










based on stories by Rod Serling,

Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson
adapted by Anne Washburn


directed by Richard Jones

Almedia Theatre

Tuesday 5 December 2017 – Saturday 27 January 2018 
Press night: Tuesday 12 December at 7pm 


Between light and shadow, science and superstition, fear and knowledge is a dimension of imagination. An area which we call the Twilight Zone


Adapted by Anne Washburn (Mr Burns) and directed by Olivier Award-winner Richard Jones, this world premiere production of the acclaimed CBS television series The Twilight Zone lands on stage for the first time in its history. Or its present. Or its future.


Stage magic and fantasy unite as the ordinary becomes extraordinary. 


The Twilight Zone is based on stories by Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson from the CBS television series. Casting to be announced. 

One of television's most revered and influential science-fiction fantasy series, The Twilight Zone 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. 


Anne Washburn’s plays include Mr Burns: A Post Electric Play, which received its European premiere 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), The Small (Premiere: Clubbed Thumb Summerworks, NYC), and trans adaptations 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. Anne 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 at the Young Vic, The Old Vic, the National Theatre, in the West End, for the Royal Court/Ambassadors, for 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 (The Old Vic) andInto the Woods (Phoenix Theatre - West End), the Evening Standard Award as best director for The Illusion (The Old Vic). He was nominated for a Tony Award for La Bête on Broadway. He has been awarded 3 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 Wagner’s Ring at the Royal Opera House. This year the recent 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.

Almeida Street
London N1 iTA
Box Office:  020 7359 4404


Previews  Tue 5 – Mon 11 Dec
Press Night  Tue 12 Dec 7pm

Evenings 7.30pm
Wed matinees 2.30pm from 20 Dec
Thurs matinee 2.30pm 12 Dec
Sat matinees 2.30pm from 16 Dec

5 – 11 Dec 
£32, £28, £20, £10


13 – 21 Dec, 2 – 4 Jan, 8 – 27 Jan
£39.50, £32, £20, £10


22 – 23 Dec, 27 Dec – 1 Jan, 5 – 6 Jan (eve)
£48, £38, £24, £10

Thurs 11 Jan
Post-show  discussion with members of The Twilight Zone company. Free to same-day ticket holders.


Supporters' Evening
Tue 19 Dec


Captioned Performance
Fri 5 Jan 7.30pm

£5 Captioned tickets for those aged 25 and under will go on sale on Mon 20 Nov.


Audio Described Performance
by VocalEyes
Sat 13 Jan 2.30pm
(Touch Tour 12.45pm)

£5 Audio Described tickets for those aged 25 and under will go on sale on Mon 20 Nov.


Islington First
Tues 5 Dec - Wed 13 Dec
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 (including top-price) for the opening performances, subject to availability. Enter the promo code ISFIRST when booking. For applicable postcodes see here.


Customers who are claiming Jobseekers Allowance and students can book second-price-band tickets* for £25 (£27.50 on peak-priced performances) on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wed & Sat matinees. For more information click here.


Over 65s
Customers who are 65 and over can book second-price-band tickets* for £25 (£27.50 on peak priced performances) on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wed & Sat matinees until 13 Jan. For more information click 

Under 30s
Customers aged 30 or under can book second-price-band tickets for £15 (£17.50 on peak-priced performances) on Mon - Thurs evenings & Wed & Sat matinees.*

25 and under
Mon 11 Dec, Mon 18 Dec, Mon 8 Jan, Mon 15 Jan 
£5 tickets available exclusively to those aged 25 and under on select Mondays and Access Performances. Enter the promo code UNDER25 to book. Proof of age ID will be required on collecting the tickets. Tickets are limited to two per person and subject to availability. On sale from Mon 20 Nov.


*Subject to availability. Not available in the final week of performances.