Stereoptik2 - 5 Feb
Sadiq Ali2 - 5 Feb
THE CHOSEN HARAM
"What starts as a light-hearted gimmick builds into a beguiling piece of theatre that is sad, funny and heartbreakingly humane”
Winter. Behind a window, in a cosy room, a group of friends gather for a meal. The lamps are on, everyone is happy. Talk begins and stories unfold around the table. There is laughing, flirting, joking, eating and dancing. But sadness soon threads its way through the occasion, secrets emerge and lies are exposed. Outside someone is watching.
This award winning and timeless international co-production is inspired by Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck’s astonishing 1895 play, Interior. Matthew Lenton’s original staging premiered in 2009 and has toured across Europe, Asia and South America.
Vanishing Point is Scotland’s foremost artist-led independent theatre company, acclaimed for its distinctive and visionary work. Interiors is about sounds, silence, the path of fate and the darkness outside the window. It is utterly hypnotic, deeply mysterious and powerfully intense.
"One of the most remarkable pieces of drama to emerge from these climes for an age, and which is in turns hilarious, mesmeric and heartrendingly poignant”
“Through its juxtaposition of humour, heartbreak and the accumulation of seemingly insignificant events to reveal the sadness and isolation each character feels, the show is mesmerising and reminiscent of Chekhov’s short stories at their best”
“Perfectly-constructed... beautifully acted... an intriguing and fulfilling night out ”
British Theatre Guide
Conceived and directed by Matthew Lenton
Set and lighting design: Kai Fischer
Music and sound design: Alasdair Macrae
Projection and video design: Finn Ross for Mesmer
Costume design: Eve Lambert
Story and text: the Company
Dramaturg: Pamela Carter
Photos: Tim Morozzo
Presented by LIMF in association with the Barbican.
Supported by Beacon Arts Centre (Greenock).
Originally a co-production with Napoli Teatro Festival Italia,
Mercadante Teatro Stabile di Napoli and Traverse Theatre
in association with Lyric Hammersmith and Tron Theatre.