NIDA’s hot young things doing their thing.
At NIDA this week are the directors’ productions - they’ve spent all year in a sweltering hot-house of inspiration, so this is probably not one to miss.
By Albert Camus
Translated by David Grieg
Directed by Pierce Wilcox
‘I feel a violent need for impossible things.’
The Emperor Caligula returns to Rome after three days and three nights in the wilderness.
He has one desire: to change the world.
By Roald Dahl
Directed by Lucas Jervies
‘Witches, with silly black hats and cloaks riding on broomsticks? No. They’re for fairy tales. I’m talking of real witches.’ Roald Dahl.
The Witches - A one man show.
By Martin Crimp
Directed by Luke Rogers
Sex, work, pregnancy, parents, weird neighbours, cleaning the fridge and dancing: Play House explores a young couple’s attempt to set up a home and build a life together. This new play by Martin Crimp uncovers the fragility and volatility of love and relationships and the unspoken truths behind our every act and word.
By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Translated by Robert David MacDonald
The Gretchen Tragedy according to Goethe’s Faust. A performance that explores what it means to be part of an audience in a theatrical event, following the journey of one of the most iconic female protagonists in dramatic history.
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music by Jimmy Roberts
Directed by Derek Walker
Everything you secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were too afraid to admit!
The Company of Wolves
Adapted from the novel by Angela Carter
Directed by Phillip Rouse
Ever wanted to stray from the path? Could you make your way in the woods by night? Angela Carter sensuously re-imagines the Red Riding Hood fairytale, exposing the latent urges and needs that fuel Red’s coming of age in a dark wilderness.