Michael Attenborough will direct Samantha Spiro in Eduardo de Filippo's Filumena in a new English version by Tanya Ronder. Olivier award-winning Samantha Spiro will make her Almeida debut in the title role.
In the balmy heat of late '40s Naples, Filumena Marturano lies on her deathbed waiting to marry Domenico Soriano, the man who has kept her as his mistress for twenty-five years. But no sooner has the priest completed the ceremony, than Filumena makes a miraculous recovery. As he reels in shock, Domenico discovers that this brilliant, iron-willed woman has a few more surprises for him.