Anne Washburn will adapt The Twilight Zone for a world premiere at London's Almeida Theatre.
Anne Washburn will adapt The Twilight Zone for a world premiere at London's Almeida Theatre.
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As part of its upcoming season, London's Almeida Theatre will present the world premiere of a new adaptation of The Twilight Zone by American playwright Anne Washburn. Richard Jones will direct the production, which is set to run December 5-January 27.

The work will be based on stories from the 1960s television series by Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont, and Richard Matheson. The play is described as follows: "Between light and shadow, science and superstition, fear and knowledge is a dimension of imagination. An area which we call the Twilight Zone."

The Twilight Zone ran on American network CBS from 1959 to 1964, winning three Emmy Awards during its 156-episode run. Its incisive parables explore humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices. The program has had a seminal influence on popular culture, from Stephen King to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to Steven Spielberg, The Simpsons to Black Mirror.

For more information about the Almeida's season, visit WhatsOnStage.com.