The Print Room presents The UK Premiere of
LOT AND HIS GOD by Howard Barker
Until 24 November 2012
NOW NOMINATED FOR 4 OFF WEST END AWARDS:
Best New Play, Best Director (Robyn Winfield-Smith), Best Designer (Fotini Dimou) and Best Actress (Hermione Gulliford)
**** "Has a mesmerising performance at its heart... stark and intense... a startling and unsettling hour" The Daily Telegraph
**** "This shrewd, searching production is full of light and dark, and boasts a quartet of terrific performances" The Guardian
**** "This sensational production is as seductive as its female lead" The Arts Desk
**** "A remarkable piece of art... the product of an extraordinarily gifted poetic mind" The Good Review
"A verbally dazzling subversion of the biblical story" Time Out
"England's greatest living dramatist" (The Times on Howard Barker)
"I came to the city. I saw the people were filthy. And those who were not filthy were still filthy…"
Sodom. The day before the city's total annihilation. Among the grimy tables of a run-down café, an angel tells Lot that God wants him to flee, before the city is obliterated. However, Lot's irresistible wife has other ideas... As the angel and Lot's wife embark on a dangerous game of seduction, cruelty and desire, we are drawn ever deeper into the dark and impenetrable forest that is the marriage between Lot and the bewitching woman he worships…
"I must learn to keep my mouth shut when there are angels in the room..."
This November, the Print Room presents the UK premiere of this powerful and imaginative Howard Barker play. A haunting and deeply moving portrait of a marriage in the face of apocalyptic destruction, LOT AND HIS GOD is a beautifully witty reimagining of the biblical story of Lot, exposing the human truth behind the legend…
Howard Barker has been acclaimed as "England's greatest living dramatist" (The Times). His plays challenge, unsettle and expose with a vital energy, poetic language and vivid imagination.
Cast(from L-R): Justin Avoth, Vincent Enderby, Hermione Gulliford, Mark Tandy.
Directed by Robyn Winfield-Smith
Designed by Fotini Dimou
Lighting Design - Peter Mumford
Sound Design - Gregory Clarke
Movement Director - Hubert Essakow
Voice Coach - Caroline Kilpatrick
3 November - 24 November 2012
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 3.30pm
TICKETS: £20 / £15 conc
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£10 tickets: Monday evenings, and Saturday Matinees - £10 TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT.
Tuesday Pre-Show Talks:
7pm, every Tuesday - free to ticket holders (6, 13, 20 November). Dr. Cynthia Lawford will discuss Howard Barker's ideas about and goals for the theatre, particularly his interest in tragedy and myth and his use of language. She will also look briefly at the Biblical story behind the play.