Lindsay Duncan stars alongside Hilton McRae and Emily Bruni in the UK tour of August Strindberg’s The Dance of Death, adapted by Academy Award-winning playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz and directed by Arcola Theatre’s Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen. The production opens on 31 May, with previews from 19 May, at the Ustinov Studio, Bath, then tours to Oxford Playhouse, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, before completing its run at the Arcola Theatre from 28 June – 23 July.
As their 30th wedding anniversary approaches, Alice and Edgar are locked in a bitter struggle. They’ve driven away their children and their friends. Their relationship is sustained by taunts and recriminations. When a newcomer breaks into the midst of the fray, their insular lives threaten to spin out of control. Laced with biting humour, The Dance of Death is August Strindberg’s landmark drama about a marriage pushed to its limits.
Oscar winning playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz reunites with Arcola Theatre’s co-founder and Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen for the world première of a thrilling new version.
Olivier and Tony Award winner Lindsay Duncan stars as Alice. One of our best-loved actresses, Lindsay is well-known for her BAFTA nominated performances on screen in Alan Bleasdale’s G.B.H and Stephen Poliakoff’s Shooting the Past. Olivier Award nominee Hilton McRae’s celebrated stage and screen career has ranged from leading Shakespearean roles at the RSC and National Theatre to iconic films including The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Return of the Jedi and Mansfield Park. Best known for Peep Show, Emily Bruni has recently played leading roles at Shakespeare’s Globe and the RSC.
The Dance of Death plays at Arcola theatre 28 Jun – 23 Jul 2022. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 01 Apr 2022 at midday.
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