Philistines


In the home of a prosperous acquaintance, a group of dissolute young radicals bemoan the state of the nation and the tedium of life as they drink, dance and philosophise.
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Peter Brown - December 2014


Overview


Genre: Black comedy
Venue: RADA
Starts: Thursday 22 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 1 December 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Donnacadh O'Briain's acclaimed production of Rotterdam won the 2017 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.


His other directing credits include the Award winning gig-theatre show Electrolyte (Wildcard, Edinburgh fringe), Mother Christmas (Hampstead Theatre), Always Orange (RSC, The Other Place Festival), My World Has Exploded A Little Bit (Oval House Theatre), as well as From Both Hips and Mercury Fur at RADA in 2011 and 2013.


He also worked on the RSC's multi award-winning Histories Cycle, and is currently co-writing a play for Ice & Fire.


Synopsis


Maxim Gorky's radically naturalistic 1902 black comedy, originally banned from public performance and heavily censored, is seen in an exuberant new version by Andrew Upton.


In the home of a prosperous acquaintance, a group of dissolute young radicals bemoan the state of the nation and the tedium of life as they drink, dance and philosophise.


Lust, love and politics combine to pitch the household into disintegration as their country hurtles towards revolution.


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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 22 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 1 December 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 2-00pm (1 Dec)

Wednesday - 2-00pm (28 Nov)


Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:

£12


£6 RADA Alumni


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Access information


Captioned Performance on Friday 30 November

Creatives


Author: Maxim Gorky in a version by Andrew Upton
Director: Donnacadh O'Briain
Production: RADA Productions

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