December 12 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 3, 2013
A Norwich theatre has announced its first play of the season, which will explore long-submerged family secrets, suicide and sexual abuse.
The Sewell Barn Theatre, off St Clements Hill in the north of the city, will be putting on a production of Festen by David Eldridge.
The tragedy focuses on a son destroying a father by accusing him of raping him and his sister. The charge is ignored and dismissed as a 60th birthday celebration continues, but the evening is thrown into absurdity.
The play is being directed by Michelle Montague, joint artistic director of the company.
She said: “The writing has allowed for an organic rehearsal process and highlights my belief that the power of theatre lies in the heart of the story and character.
“It is proving to be an inspiring process as the play’s Danish roots are naturally revealing a stark Nordic style to the production.”
The performance will run from October 10-12 and 16-19.
For more information go to www.sewellbarn.org.uk and for tickets ring 01603 697248.