You are cordially invited to a most unusual, mechanically achieved execution –
Death by means of a complex machine designed and constructed in a nightmare.
A play based on Kafka’s prophetically terrifying yet darkly humorous, In the Penal Colony – a dramatic labyrinth of cruelty, obsession and madness.
The Traveller is only on the island for a few days, he’s no fan of the brutal penal colony there, but he hopes to leave with plenty to write about. Today he is scheduled to watch a man die, but nothing has prepared him for an hour in the company of The Officer – a powerful woman who is keeper and guardian of the hellish apparatus.
And amongst all the horror and insanity just how could a sexual attraction lead to romance between the Condemned Man and a Soldier?
Shortlisted for Best New Play Award at Brighton Fringe 2018
Won Highly Commended for Best Design for Print Award at Brighton Fringe 2018
Blue Devil were Nominated for Best Newcomer Award at Brighton Fringe 2017
Please note this production contains full male and female nudity. Suitable for ages 16+ only.
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