Fyodor Dostoyevsky is dead. He’s also on benefits. Stagnating in a bedsit, the great novelist’s only neighbours are Tolstoy, Dapper Laughs and Monty Don (from Gardeners World). Interrupting his 130-year writer’s block, a heartless Bureaucrat forces Fyodor to justify more than his disability claim.
Alongside coping with his epilepsy the writer is forced to confront the turbulent and strange world of his most autobiographical work – a world of purity, sickness and abuse.
Deconstructing Dostoyevsky’s morality tale and the nature of modern theatre, Caligula takes you through a journey of judgment, bureaucracy and what it means to be a speck of dust on the sleeve of the cosmos.
In case you were wondering…
THIS IS NOT AN ADAPTATION.
If Bertolt Brecht met Charlie Brooker on LSD after a hard night’s drinking in a library.
TV fame beckons.