|Sarah Kane cold news 2007-2|
An archive of the 2007 Hot News
Gesäubert (Cleansed) in Vienna, Austria
Cleansed (Gesäubert) is performed in German in Vienna, Austria from the 25-30 Sept 2007. It is at the WUK Projektraum. The director is Jérôme Junoda and the actors are Bernd-Christian Althoff (Carl), Florian Köhler (Tinker), Marie Jung (Grace), Alexander Julian Meile (Graham), Angela Smigoc (woman), Markus Subramaniam (Robin) and Wojo van Brouwer (Rod). Click on the image for more details. Thanks to Jérôme for the information.
4.48 Psychosis in York
York University Drama Society present 4.48 Psychosis directed by Lisa Blair. It is on 6, 8 and 10 Mar 2007. Click on the image for more details. Thanks to Lisa for the information.
Blasted touring Britain
Theatre North's Blasted, performed in Yorkshire in mid 2006, now goes on a national tour. The dates are:
19 Jan 2007 Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
Click on the image for more details. Thanks to Martin for the information.
Site visitor Madeleine says (thanks Madeleine):
"I'm sorry to say that although I couldn't wait to see
Blasted again I was severely disappointed with Theatre North's adaptation.
Blasted in London
Graeae Theatre Company present Blasted in London. It is at the Soho Theatre from 16 Jan - 3 Feb 2007. "Graeae will be your guide through Kane’s dark landscapes of human longing and cruelty - from a gleaming hotel room, where two ex-lovers meet, through threats and spite to personal brutality and further, as violence seems to spread like a virus until our world seems engulfed and all is damaged".
The director is Jenny Sealey. Design is by Jenny Sealey and Jo Paul. Lighting is by Ian Scott and music by Gregg Fisher. The actors are Gerard McDermott (Ian), David Toole (soldier) and Jennifer Jay Ellison (Cate).
Graeae is a disabled-led theatre company that profiles the skills of actors, writers and directors with physical and sensory impairments. The artistic approach creates aesthetically accessible productions that include a disabled and non-disabled audience.
Artistic Director Jenny Sealey says "I have always known about Blasted, but I did not really discover the play until recently when I worked on it with two blind directors and a team of actors. We found the play lent itself perfectly to the Graeae aesthetic, and provided fascinating opportunities for us to take a creative approach to interpreting otherwise non-verbal communication within the script. Directing a Graeae cast in a play in which so many metaphors surrounding disability exist will present unique challenges. We must ensure the actors own these metaphors. We believe the roles played by someone who is disabled will excavate so much more of Kane’s language and that will emerge from a personal connection with the text. This promises to be an extremely exciting and potentially explosive interpretation. Blasted remains one of the most cutting edge plays of 20th Century and with only 4 main productions in the UK and in the light of recent events in Iraq and the London bombings this piece remains a testament to the world we live in."
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