The Print Room presents the UK Premiere of 

FABRICATION (Affabulazione

by Pier Paolo Pasolini

in a new version by Jamie McKendrick 


original translation by Gillian Hanna



**** "Both brilliantly written and immaculately executed" The Times



**** "It's ambitious, perverse, nasty, beautiful, torrid and florid stuff" The Daily Telegraph

**** "A compelling mix of semi-autobiographical passion and intertextual parody" The Independent

**** "intelligent and lyrical, and peppered with shards of wit" What's On Stage




A dream disrupts the ordered and successful life of a Milanese industrialist while on holiday with his family. His desperate attempts to understand its significance lead to an ever more destructive obsession with his teenage son and lay bare what was hidden in his life.

This is a rare opportunity to read the work of Pasolini, best known for his extraordinary and controversial films, Accattone, Theorem, The Gospel According to St. Matthew and Salò. Fabrication explores the corrosive effects of capitalism and the fatal conflict between the desire for power and the power of desire.


Directed by Lucy Bailey 

Designed by Mike Britton

Lighting Design by Oliver Fenwick

Composed by Luke Stoneham

Cast Includes: Jasper Britton, Geraldine Alexander, Max Bennett, Enzo Squillino, Letty Butler, Martin Turner and Janet Fullerlove. 

Performances: 10 Nov - 4 Dec. Wed - Sat at 7.30pm, (Sat Matinee at 3.30pm)



Gillian Hanna and the genesis of Fabrication

Gillian Hanna, actress and translator, gave Lucy her translation of Affabulazione twenty years ago when Lucy's stage version of Pasolini's film Teorema came to London. Since then the two of them have developed the piece and looked for ways of producing it. In 2008 Lucy and Gillian held a reading with Jasper Britton, here at the Print Room, and it was then that Jamie McKendrick was invited to write his own verse translation. With the support of the National Theatre Studio, who hosted two workshops, this unknown work by an extraordinary artist has finally been staged in the UK.