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Anne Washburn Adaptation of The Twilight Zone Set for London Premiere

The work will be based on stories from the 1960s television series.

Anne Washburn will adapt The Twilight Zone for a world premiere at London's Almeida Theatre.
(© David Gordon)

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.

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