Cleansed is set in a
university/concentration camp with episodes in the white
room (the sanatorium), the red room (sports hall), the
black room (the showers/peep booth) etc.
Life is sweet I´ll do my best, moment to
moment, not to betray you Rod not me more like me than I ever was Love me or kill me, Graham I won´t turn away from you If you could change one thing in
your life what would you change? / My life Lots of people know me, they´re
not in love with me
and the rats eat my face Gagging for it/ Begging for it/
Barking for it/ Arching for it/ Aching for it
Cleansed premiered at the Royal Court Theatre,
London on 30 April 1998. Directed by James Macdonald. The
roles were performed by Martin Marquez, Stuart McQuarrie,
James Cunningham, Danny Cerqueira, Suzan Sylvester,
Daniel Evans and Victoria Harwood. Kane says
"almost every line in
Cleansed has more than one meaning... I wanted to stretch
the theatrical language".
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