Event: The Dance of Death by Strindberg
Location: Trafalgar Studios, SW1
The Dance of Death might be a rather bleak play for the Christmas season, but Conor McPherson’s Strindberg revival, part of the Donmar Warehouse’s Trafalgar Studios season, is an antidote for anyone in the need of something darker than the normal festive fare.
The 1900 portrait of a bitter marriage is set on a military garrison island where an army captain, Edgar (Kevin R McNally), and his former actress wife, Alice (Indira Varma), prepare for their 25th wedding anniversary. Alice’s cousin Kurt comes to stay and gets caught in the middle of their toxic relationship as Alice seduces her cousin in an act of revenge against her husband.
The Donmar’s Trafalgar Studios season showcases young directors. This production is directed by Titas Halder.