The Faction's rep season 2016

Published: 3 January 2016
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Theatre company The Faction starts a new rep season next week, Reptember Reloaded, at London's New Diorama where it is one of the associate ensembles.

This new edition of its Off West End award-nominated Reptember Reloaded series is composed of Dario Fo and Franca Rame's An Arab Woman Speaks and the world première of My Last Duchess by Jessica Siân, in addition to solo stagings of classic works.

An Arab Woman Speaks will be seen in England for the first time with Fullbright scholar, director and actor Sahar Assaf joining the company from Lebanon to perform this true story.

My Last Duchess has been written under commission from Faction by pre-eminent South African playwright Jessica Siân; her début work Klippies which played the Southwark Playhouse had her nominated for the Off West End Award for Most Promising New Playwright.

New versions of classics include Aeschylus' Prometheus by Will Gore, Euripides' Medea by Emily Juniper, Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkmann by Mark Leipacher, Goethe's Faust and Kafka's Metamorphosis by Gareth Jandrell and Lorca's Duende by Rachel Valentine Smith and Kate Sawyer.

The Faction's Schiller's Joan Of Arc by Daniel Millar and Mark Leipacher is also being revived.

Reptember Reloaded runs in rep with The Faction’s Richard III at New Diorama Theatre.

  • Reptember Reloaded
    • An Arab Woman Speaks
    • My Last Duchess
    • Prometheus
    • Dogs Dialogue
    • Medea
    • John Gabriel Borkmann
    • Faust
    • Metamorphosis
    • Duende
    • The Man With The Flower In His Mouth
    • Joan Of Arc
  • Richard III