The water is rising. The world outside is crumbling. Alone in a room, an old man and an old woman set out chairs ready for the arrival of a very special audience.
They’ve invited everyone. The dancers, the chancers, the editors, the creditors, the picketers, the hecklers, the Leavers, the Remainers, the Remoaners. Even the bankers. All the movers and shakers are gathering to hear the old man’s final message to humanity. But will the message ever be delivered?
Translated, adapted, and directed by Omar Elerian (Misty), exhilarating new version of Eugène Ionesco’s tragic farce reflects on a life lived together: on what has been, what might have been, and what it all really means.
The cast features, Olivier Award-winner Kathryn Hunter, "one of the greatest stage actors alive" (Vanity Fair), Marcello Magni, co-founder of pioneering theatre company Complicité, and Olivier Award-winning choreographer and performer Toby Sedgwick.
A slick, skilful absurdist production
Casually brilliant buffoonery and chilling existential emptiness
Wilfully mischievous reworking of the classic
Slapstick sadness from a spine-shiveringly good duo
Very funny and thought-provoking too
A new translation is uproariously funny
Ionesco's farce has much to say about life today in this loose adaptation
A witty, entertaining production
Precarious but poignant
Kathryn Hunter is spellbinding