A Dream Play

Tower Theatre

A Dream Play

by August Strindberg, adapted by Caryl Churchill.
Directed by Angelika Michitsch.

February 2024

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington.

Is humankind to be pitied?

Who doesn’t dream? In dreams we fix things, wish for miracles, fear damnation and imagine magic. As a dream would, Strindberg’s play unpicks timelines, morphs the improbable, condenses universal experiences and evaporates reason. Absurd abstractions become logical.

In part re-imagined by Caryl Churchill, Agnes, daughter of God Indra, descends to Earth to unravel the cause of human suffering. Is Love really doomed to fail those who believe in it? What’s behind the door? Why a green bucket? You will get questions, you might find answers, and in the end perhaps see joy in accepting life for what it is.

All photographic images © Pau Ros 2024

Production Team

Director :  Angelika Michitsch
Set Design :  Angelika Michitsch
Costume Design : Roxanne Ivy Roberts
Lighting Design : Alex Kampmann
Sound Design : Ruth Sullivan
Video Design : Max Maxwell
Movement Director : Trinidad Prieto

Cast

Minjeong Kim & Fionna Monk : Agnes
Stephan Mirré : Officer
Dominic Reed : Solicitor, He
Nick Hall : Writer, Father
Nina Ali : Mother, Psychoanalyst, Lady, Victoria
Jonathan Buckingham : Billsticker, Teacher, Barrister, Prompter, He
Matt Cranfield : Quarantine Master, Scientist, Building Worker, Gent
As Richards : Stage Doorkeeper, Bishop, Lina, Edith’s Mother
Gülistan Sarbas : Kristin, Building Worker, Rich Fat Sick
Stephanie Thomson : Dancer, Rich Fat Sick, Newly-wed Wife, Edith
Tim Waghorn : Glazier, Newly-wed Husband, Inquiry Chair, Rich Fat Sick, Singer
Rosanna Preston : Blind Woman

 

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