Tiananmen Square, 1989. As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe – a young American photojournalist – captures a piece of history. When a cryptic message is left in a Beijing newspaper more than 20 years later, Joe is driven to discover the truth behind the unknown hero he captured on film. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he still be alive?

The Headlong and Almeida Theatre's five star sold-out co-production of Lucy Kirkwood's new play Chimerica will play the Harold Pinter Theatre from 6 August for a strictly limited 11 week run.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner, Chimerica received its world premiere last month at the Almeida Theatre where it has subsequently been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.


Sonia Friedman Productions, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Jean Doumanian and the Almeida Theatre, in association with 1001 Nights, Scott M Delman, JFL Theatricals/Tanya Link Productions, Burnt Umber Productions, Michael Ostin, present The Headlong & Almeida Theatre co-production of “CHIMERICA” by Lucy Kirkwood.