The Ridiculous Darkness


Ultimo has a degree in piracy from Mogadishu University of Applied Sciences. Tofdau won't rest till his story's told. Sergeant Pellner and Officer Dorsch are sailing up the Hindu Kush in search of Lieutenant Colonel Deutinger.
The Ridiculous Darkness at Gate Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Gate Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 27 February 2019
Closes: Saturday 23 March 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


'I ran through the darkness.


Everything was very quiet. I ran and ran.


It was dark, but I could orient myself.


I had the feeling that everything inside of me was also very dark and calm.


It was as if I was just walking inside myself.'


Ultimo has a degree in piracy from Mogadishu University of Applied Sciences.


Tofdau won't rest till his story's told.


Sergeant Pellner and Officer Dorsch are sailing up the Hindu Kush in search of Lieutenant Colonel Deutinger in the rainforest of Afghanistan.


And at his parents' home in Bad Rippoldsau, Wolfram Lotz is experiencing writer's block.


This funny, powerful and surreal mash-up of Frances Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness invites us to rethink colonial narratives, confront our ideas of each other and question what we imagine is in the darkness.


This production is conceived and directed by the Gate Theatre's Associate Director, Anthony Simpson-Pike.


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Box office tel: 0207 229 0706

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 27 February 2019

Press night:Tuesday 5 March 2019

Closes:Saturday 23 March 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm 5 Mar)

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:
£24

Concessions:

£16


£12 Under 26


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Access information


Caption Night: 19 March

Creatives


Author: Wolfram Lotz
Director: Anthony Simpson-Pike

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