5 May 2004 00:00 - 29 May 2004 00:00
New artistic director of the Southwark Playhouse Gareth Machin opens residency with revival of rarely performed Arthur Miller play
In a 1970s eastern European city, where God is dead and paranoia is rife, a group of friends gather in an ornate room of a former archbishop’s palace.
Artistic, political and sexual preoccupations energise their interactions. The room may or may not be bugged and one of the group, a leading dissident writer, must decide whether or not to leave the country after the only copy of his new novel is stolen by the secret police.
The play explores how people behave under surveillance, exposing not just people’s fear of being listened to but the fear that they are not being listened to. In our reality TV culture, the play questions the idea that only by being observed do our innocuous actions become valid.
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From: 5 May 2004 00:00
To: 29 May 2004 00:00