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Ustinov Studio Lindsay Duncan, Hilton McRae and Emily Bruni

The Dance of Death

Adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Directed by Mehmet Ergen By August Strindberg
  • 19 May - 4 June
The Dance of Death

Event Information

Monday - Saturday 7.45pm, Matinees Thursday & Saturday 3pm, (not Sat 21 May)

Tuesday 31 May 7pm

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Thu 19 May — Sat 4 Jun

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.

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. Hilton McRae’s numerous credits in his forty year stage and screen career include Mansfield Park, Monarch of the Glen, Far From The Madding Crowd and the multi award-winning HBO drama, Chernobyl. Best known for Peep Show, Emily Bruni has recently played leading roles at Shakespeare’s Globe and Trafalgar Studios, and starred in The Model Apartment in the Ustinov Studio.

Oscar winning playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Her Naked Skin, National Theatre) reunites with Arcola Theatre’s co-founder and Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen for the world premiere of a thrilling new version.

Monday – Saturday 7.45pm, Matinees Thursday & Saturday 3pm, (not Sat 21 May)

Tuesday 31 May 7pm

All tickets £36 / £31

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies

The Ustinov foyer and bar are open from one hour prior to the performance.

Doors open approximately 15 minutes prior to the performance unless otherwise stated.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets CAN  be shown on smartphones or tablets upon entry

The Box Office at the Ustinov Studio is open from approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.

There is a lift from the Foyer to the Stalls level of the Ustinov Studio. Access to the Circle level is by stair access only.

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