Laced with biting humour and wit, The Dance of Death has been adapted and brought into the 21st Century in a thrilling new version by Oscar winning playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz. August Strindberg’s landmark drama about a marriage pushed to its limits stars Olivier and Tony Award-winner Lindsay Duncan as Alice. One of our most acclaimed actresses, Lindsay is well-known for her BAFTA nominated performances on screen in Alan Bleasdale’s G.B.H and Stephen Poliakoff’s Shooting the Past.
As their 30th wedding anniversary approaches, Alice and Edgar are locked in a bitter struggle. They’ve driven away their children and their friends. Their relationship is sustained by taunts and recriminations. When a newcomer breaks into the midst of the fray, their insular lives threaten to spin out of control.
Starring as Edgar is Olivier Award-nominee Hilton McRae. His celebrated stage and screen career has ranged from leading Shakespearean roles at the RSC and National Theatre to iconic films including The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Return of the Jedi and Mansfield Park. Best known for Peep Show, Emily Bruni has recently played leading roles at Shakespeare’s Globe and Trafalgar Studios. Arcola Theatre’s co-founder and Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen directs.
Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes with no interval
Performance contains strong language
Tuesday - Saturday, 7.30pm
and Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm: £20/£30/£35/£40 *
* All ticket prices include a £3 per ticket booking fee