Former Genesis Fellow Natalie Abrahami directs Machinal at Almeida Theatre to critical acclaim

14 June 2018

Recipient of the 2013 Genesis Fellowship, Natalie Abrahami’s production of Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal has opened at London’s Almeida Theatre to a wave of critical acclaim. The 1928 American play is inspired by the real-life case of convicted and executed murderer Ruth Snyde.

“Admirably faithful to the play’s expressionist origins” The Guardian ☆☆☆☆

“An impressive, powerfully disconcerting production of Sophie Treadwell’s remarkable Expressionist drama” Independent

“Abrahami’s production is panic-attack intense, rumbling with the mania of urban living” Time Out ☆☆☆☆

“Captivating, resonant and fittingly intense” The Stage ☆☆☆☆

Previous successes for Abrahami include the hugely successful run at the Young Vic in 2014 of Happy Days which was revived the following year.

The Genesis Fellowship is a two-year grant that enables its recipient to work at the Young Vic alongside its artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah as they continue to develop their craft as a theatre director.

Find out more information on the Genesis Foundation’s partnership with the Young Vic here.

Machinal is open until 21 July, for booking information click here.