Brad Birch’s excellent 70-minute monologue A Kettle of Fish about a female professional and her response to a critical convergence of problems.
Print Room at the Coronet will present a year of outstanding and emotionally vivid new international performance by some of the world’s greatest most creative minds, including Pulitzer Prize winner Don Delillo, Ben Okri, Anthony Neilson and Stephen Dillane.
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Neil Bartlett presents an updated version of Albert Camus’ story of living through crisis and fighting despair. But what have critics been saying about it?
In the unnamed town that the five characters inhabit, any hope or joy is promptly quashed and left in a pool of despair on the floor, just like the mysteriously dying rats that plague the streets. It’s not a fun evening, but nonetheless makes for a formidable and incredibly disquieting piece of theatre.
There is an appealing simplicity to the narrative of Camus’s 1947 novel: originally set in Oran, in French Algerian, the book tells the story of a devastating infection that starts off slowly but eventually leads to social and economic crisis as the city gates are closed and its people become prisoners.
London’s Arcola Theatre has announced another overtly political programme for its new 2017 spring/summer season, including Neil Bartlett’s new adaptation of Camus’ The Plague and a new production of Richard III starring Greg Hicks.