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Cost £19/£15 (conc)

Written by Peter Oswald
Directed by Ray Shell

Lucian Willow, an army chaplain, lost his memory in 1945 in Berlin. His former Commanding Officer, Lord Brook, is looking after Lucian on his country estate in the 1960’s. There is something Brook doesn’t want Lucian to remember, and when a circus comes to the estate, all hell is let loose...

Peter Oswald's intriguing, majestic, magical...beautiful verse play takes an audience armed with a tiny flashlight of truth into the valley of evil darkness and leaves them there...to find their own way home. RAY SHELL

The Abyss Theatre Company combines poetry and theatre. Their intelligent, passionate performances were compelling....wielding language sometimes like a weapon, sometimes a musical instrument, always powerful. AVRIL SILK

Oswald has the priceless gift of dramatic speech.

Our most surprising and inventive playwright.

Peter Oswald was writer-in-residence at Shakespeare’s Globe from 1998-2005. Three of his plays have been performed there, two at the National Theatre. His version of Schiller’s Mary Stuart, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, went from the Donmar Warehouse to the West End and Broadway.

Supported by the Arts Council England.
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