The Notebook

The Notebook

1 no. saves icon · Fringe Theatre, Contemporary

This show based on Agota Kristof's story strips away any sentimentality to present the diary of twins surviving war.

Overview

Based on the award-winning novel by Ágota Kristóf and set during WW2,The Notebook tells the story of a pair of twin brothers evacuated to their impoverished grandmother’s farm to shelter from the conflict. These unnamed children are social outsiders, mavericks who survive and understand the world by a harsh private code. As the war deepens, the brothers are slowly revealed as struggling moralists, trying to live by consistent principles in a Central Europe crumbling into cruelty and opportunism.

Directed by Tim Etchells, The Notebook is an unraveling knot of naïve logic, weaving dark and subversive humour from wartime hardships. Forced Entertainment performers Richard Lowdon and Robin Arthur stand side by side to tell their story in an unsettling and uncanny double act that traps two people in a single voice and a shared perspective. Kristof’s narrational language – bold, crisp and reduced – provides the basis for a unique and compelling performance.

Age Recommendation: 16+

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 3 Nov - Sat 14 Nov, Mon - Sat 7.30pm.
Runtime: 2 hrs 10 mins

Venue

Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11 5TN London, UK · Get Directions
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