First Look: Rehearsal photos of My City at the Almeida Theatre starring Tracey Ullman

Stephen Poliakoff directs the world premiere of My City, his first new play for 12 years, running at the Almeida Theatre from 8 September – 5 November 2011.

The cast includes Hannah Arterton (Waitress), Siân Brooke (Julie), Sorcha Cusack (Summers), Tom Riley (Richard), David Troughton (Minken) and Tracey Ullman (Lambert). Designs are by Lez Brotherson with lighting by Oliver Fenwick and sound and music by Ben and Max Ringham.

How would you feel if, 15 years after you last saw them, you bumped into the one person who had the biggest influence on your life? On a dusky evening, Richard Kenton finds his primary school headmistress lying on a park bench in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral. As he becomes reacquainted with her and the other teachers that helped shape him, memories of their vivid and imaginative lessons come to life and their tales of London inspire him once more.