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The Dance of Death

Author(s): August Strindberg, adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Company: Arcola Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Oxford Playhouse and Theatre Royal Bath

Cast: Emily Bruni, Lindsay Duncan and Hilton McRae
Director: Mehmet Ergen; Designer: Grace Smart; Sound Designer: Daniel Balfour;
Lighting Designer: David Howe

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. Laced with biting humour, The Dance of Death is August Strindberg’s landmark drama about a marriage pushed to its limits.

Oscar winning playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz reunites with Arcola Theatre’s co-founder and Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen for the world première of a new version.


Theatre Royal Bath, Bath
Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
Arcola Theatre, London