In the Penal Colony

By
Philip Glass
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Arts Theatre West End
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"This is where the body will be placed..."

We took over the Arts Theatre in the West End for two nights only, interrupting the run of Ghost Stories with an installation-style operatic retelling of Franz Kafka’s famously visceral short story. In the Penal Colony harnessed the mounting tension of Phillip Glass’ music, and drew on Kafka’s influences, to mount a multi-media exploration of literary and colonial attitudes towards the ethics and aesthetics of violence.
Creative Team
Jack Furness
Director
Matthew Fletcher
Musical Director
Kitty Callister
Designer
Christopher Nairne
Lighting Designer
Tom Harding / AV3 Media
Projection Designer
Celine Lowenthal
Assistant Director
Finnegan Downie Dear
Assistant Musical Director
Heloise Werner
Producer
Ben Hosford
Production Manager

The Company

Andrew Dickinson
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The Visitor
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Nicholas Morris
The Officer
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Love Ssega
The Guard
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The Prisoner
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Andrew Dickinson
Andrew Dickinson
Andrew Dickinson

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