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The Dance of Death


  • Playwright

    Conor McPherson 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    August Strindberg

  • Setting

    An isolated island

  • Synopsis

    Edgar and Alice live a bitter, unhappy married life. When their old comrade Kurt arrives, Alice sees the possibility of escape and redemption but is thwarted at every turn by Edgar who is determined to make their lives hell.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Kurt Daniel Lapaine
Alice Indira Varma
The Captain Kevin R McNally
Production Team  
Director Titas Halder
Designer Richard Kent
Lighting Designer Richard Howell
Producer Miriam Greene
Movement Director Laila Diallo
Assistant Director Robyn Winfield-Smith
Company Manager Sunita Hinduja
Production Manager Kate West
Stage Manager Jordan Noble-Davies
Deputy Stage Manager Jenny Grand
Costume Supervisor Holly White
Wardrobe Mistress Nicola Webley
Photography Simon Kane
Dialect Coach Majella Hurley
Casting Director Vicky Richardson
Composer/Sound Designer Alex Baranowski

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The information for this entry was drawn from the company play programme and material.