Drive Your Plow to Salford

Published: 30 March 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Complicité’s new production Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, conceived and directed by Simon McBurney, comes to The Lowry, Salford, April 25–29.

The piece is based on Nobel prize-winner Olga Tokarczuk’s genre-defying novel—currently playing at The Barbican Centre, London.

The ensemble cast features long-standing Complicité collaborators alongside new performers working with the company for the first time.

Regarded as an eccentric outsider, the story unfolds through the eyes of Janina, a former engineer, environmentalist, devoted astrologer and enthusiastic translator of William Blake, veering between the comedic and macabre. Her actions question the patriarchal world which surrounds her, deeper human intentions and the value placed on the lives of animals.

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