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The Dance of Death


As their 25th 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.
The Dance of Death at Arcola Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Starts: Thu 18 June 2020
Closes: Sat 25 July 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


Multi award-winning writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz returns to Arcola with a new adaptation of Strindberg's compelling domestic drama.


As their 25th 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.


Background


Rebecca Lenkiewicz's previous work at Arcola: Jane Wenham - The Witch of Walkern (2015); The Painter (2011), which opened the current Arcola on Ashwin Street; Ghosts (2009); An Enemy of the People (2008); Soho - A Tale of Table Dancers (2001), which opened the first Arcola on Arcola Street.


In 2008 her play Her Naked Skin became the first full-length work by a female writer to be staged on the National Theatre's Olivier stage.


Mehmet Ergen's previous work at Arcola: Little Miss Sunshine (2019); Stop and Search (2019); Richard III (2018); Clarion (2015 & 2016); Don Gill of the Green Breeches (2014); Mare Rider (2013); Sweet Smell of Success (2012); The Painter (2011); The Cradle Will Rock (2010); An Enemy of the People (2008); Silver Birch House (2007); Chasing The Moment (2007); Release The Beat (2004); Seven Deadly Sins (2003); I Can Get It For You Wholesale (2002); Macbeth (2002); Jitterbug (2001); A Midsummer Night's Dream (2001); Plebeians Rehearse The Uprising (2001).


Mehmet is Artistic Director and co-founder of Arcola Theatre.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 18 June 2020

Press night:Tuesday 23 June 2020

Closes:Saturday 25 July 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm 23 Jun)

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 2-30pm

Wednesday - 2-30pm (22 July)


Tickets


Previews:

Best £25


Standard £20


Value £12


Restricted £12


Standard:

Best £30


Standard £25


Value £17


Restricted £12


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Access information


Relaxed Performance: Thursday 23 July at 7.30pm

Creatives


Author: August Strindberg, in a new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Director: Mehmet Ergen
Production: Arcola Theatre

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