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Cost £14 (£10 Concessions)
Tel0844 2090 344
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"Everybody knows everyone else's business..."

Following the success of their new translation and adaptation of Schiller's The Robbers at The New Diorama, the faction theatre company return as an associate company with the world premiere of a unique and radical adaptation by Simon Reade, Strindberg's Apartment.

Staged on an architect's plan of an apartment block that occupies the full space of the auditorium, the faction's largest ensemble since Richard III, create the entire community of Drottninggatan 85, Stockholm. Sit right at the heart of the action in an apartment block without walls on a Dogville-style architect's plan that occupies the full space of the auditorium.

One moment, we follow the kidnap of a young girl on the first floor, then a chance encounter between two estranged brothers in the courtyard outside; we inspect the remains of the fire that has devastated the workers downstairs, then hear the confession of a woman who burns with passion for her son-in-law; yet we must all attend the chilling silence of the infamous Ghost Supper. This bold and breathtaking production weaves his five mini-masterpieces The Storm, After the Fire, The Ghost Sonata, The Pelican and The Black Glove into an exhilarating spectacle. Featuring live music and a large and talented ensemble, the faction theatre co. creates a visually stunning evocation of lost love, death and desire.

Supplementary Events:

Every Tuesday - TWOS DAYS

Enjoy our special offer of 2 full price tickets for the price of 1. Tickets must be booked in advance of the day of performance and are subject to availability.

Wednesday 9th February 2011 - OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Help us celebrate the opening of our eighth production with this post-show party with members of the cast and creative team. Enjoy the party atmosphere with stalls selling pea soup, vodka and traditional Swedish meatballs.

Thursday 10th February 2011 - POST SHOW Q & A WITH SIMON READE

Director Mark Leipacher interviews Simon Reade about his ideas for Strindberg's Apartment and the process of adapting five one-act plays for the stage. He also discusses his long and varied career including his work for the RSC, The Gate, Bristol OId Vic, Theatre Royal Bath and Filter.

Wednesday 16th February 2011 - THE GHOST SUPPER GALA

Make your reservations immediately for an extraordinary evening of food and theatre with a three course meal including post-show desserts and coffee with members of the cast and creative team. Tickets cost £45 and include a ticket for the evening performance and a complimentary drink on arrival.

Wednesday 23rd February 2011 - PATRON'S EVENING

Join our closest supporters for a champagne reception following the evening's performance and learn more about the faction and their future plans with our Artistic Director and key ensemble members. For further information about joining our support scheme visit www.thefaction.org.uk/support.html
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Groups involved
the faction theatre company
The New Diorama Theatre
People involved
Richard Delaney
Anders Stark
Michelle Gilmore
Stage Manager / Operator
Alexander Guiney
Arvid Valstrom

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