The Faith Machine – the brand new play from award-winning playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell – opens tonight at the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Downstairs and stars JUDE AKUWUDIKE, HAYLEY ATWELL and BRONAGH GALLAGHER.
“On a beautiful September morning in New York Sophie forces Tom into a decision. The choice he makes, and the events of that day, will change their lives forever.”
Travelling from America to Britain to a remote Greek island, this epic new play explores the relationship between faith and capitalism and asks fundamental questions about the true meaning of love.
The Faith Machine is Campbell’s eagerly-awaited third play. His debut play The Pride, produced in 2008 in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court, won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, the John Whiting Award for Best Play and a Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright. BERTIE CARVEL starred in the original Royal Court production, BEN WHISHAW starred in the show’s Broadway transfer in 2010 and most recently, DANIEL EVANS and CLAIRE PRICE starred in a revival at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre in May 2011. Campbell’s second play Apologia opened at the Bush Theatre in 2009 and was nominated for Best Theatre Play at the Writers Guild Awards 2009 and short-listed for the John Whiting Award.
The Faith Machine is directed by Jamie Lloyd who makes his return to the Royal Court to reunite with Campbell after directing the original production of The Pride. Seats are going extremely fast so make sure you book your tickets before they sell-out! You can visit the Royal Court’s The Faith Machine page for more info and images.