When Sergio arrives in Ljubljana to give a lecture on Narcissus, the first thing he does after checking in to his hotel room is to get on an app and look for someone to have sex with. A few hours later, once Igor has come and gone, Sergio spots a dark brown stain on the floor. Looking closer, he sees that it’s a blood stain. And looking around, he discovers more and more blood stains all over the room.
As he begins to investigate, he gets drawn deeper and deeper into a dark murky world of desire, infatuation and murder.
Perfect material for the new play he’s trying to write - if he can get out of Ljubljana alive.
The Rage of Narcissus is a fascinating and disturbing journey into the labyrinth of the self and the darkness within us.
Award winning director Daniel Goldman returns to the London stage to reunite with Uruguayan playwright Sergio Blanco following their smash-hit Thebes Land (Off-West-End Best Production 2017, Arcola Theatre).
Age Recommendation: 16+
Sergio Blanco’s intriguing, intricately constructed thriller is occasionally hard to watch but impossible to look away from
A masterpiece of storytelling that heaves and swells with dramatic impetus
Itchy and distinctive, intellectually probing, different from any other play on in London and it boasts a quite brilliant and seductive performance from Sam Crane
Director and translator Daniel Goldman’s production has a kind of wry, icy detachment