Dance of Death, Citizens Theatre, 22 April – 7 May, 2016

dance of death

dance of death

Dance of Death – Candice Edmunds in association with Citizens Theatre presents

By Frances Poet
Adapted from August Strindberg
Conceived and Directed by Candice Edmunds

Friday 22 April – Saturday 7 May 2016, Citizens Theatre

In association with the Citizens Theatre, joint Artistic Director of Vox Motus Candice Edmunds presents a new adaptation of August Strindberg’s Dance of Death in the Citizens Theatre’s Circle Studio next month from 22 April. Adapted by Frances Poet, designed by Graham McLaren and starring Tam Dean Burn, Lucianne McEvoy  and Andy Clarke, Dance of Death brings together some of the best creative talent in Scottish theatre.

Strindberg’s pitch-black comedy drama is an insight into the 25-year marriage of Alice and the Captain, which has become a bare-knuckle battle of vitriolic exchanges. Stranded on a drifting raft the couple play cruel mind games and wait to see who will be annihilated first. An old friend makes his way to their remote outpost and attempts to untangle the web of slights, lies and half-truths, uncovering the devastating effect their vitriol has had on his own family.

The warring couple are played by Tam Dean Burn and Lucianne McEvoy, who most recently appeared at the Citizens Theatre in Dominic Hill’s production of The Libertine in 2014. They are joined by Andy Clark, who also appeared in The Libertine as well as the Citizens’ recent co-production with Edinburgh International Festival Lanark: A Life in Three Acts.

Graham McLaren, outgoing Associate Director of National Theatre of Scotland and newly appointed co-Director of Abbey Theatre, Dublin, will design the show. His design credits at National Theatre of Scotland include A Christmas Carol, In Time O’ Strife and Tin Forest. Lighting will be by Simon Wilkinson, who has previously worked with Edmunds on Vox Motus’ Dragon and The Infamous Brothers Davenport as well as recent Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh productions The Weir and Caucasian Chalk Circle. New music will be created for the show by Luke Sutherland, whose wide-ranging career includes occasional membership of Glasgow post-rockers Mogwai and scores for National Theatre of Scotland’s Venus as a Boy and Whiteout by Barrowland Ballet.

Tickets are available now from the Citizens Theatre website or by calling the Box Office on 0141 429 0022. Candice Edmunds in association with Citizens Theatre presents
By Frances Poet
Adapted from August Strindberg
Conceived and directed by Candice Edmunds
Designed by Graham McLaren
Lighting Design by Simon Wilkinson
Music and Sound by Luke Sutherland

Cast: Tam Dean Burn, Andy Clark, Lucianne McEvoy
Dates: 22 April – 7 May 7.30pm

Matinee: Sat 30 April and Sat 7 May 2.30pm

Tickets:£14.50/£9.50 concessions
Previews £9.50

Box Office: 0141 429 0022
Buy tickets online

Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS

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