Ustinov Studio

The Dance of Death

  • Spring 2022
The Dance of Death

Event Information

Ustinov Studio May/June 2022
UK Tour Summer 2022

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)

Press Night Tuesday 31 May 7pm


UK Tour Summer 2022

An Arcola Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Royal & Derngate Northampton, Theatre Royal Bath and Oxford Playhouse co-production