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THE PAINS OF YOUTH
by Ferdinand Bruckner
Translated by Daphne Moore
Directed by John Abulafia
Designed by Miriam Nabarro
Tuesday 29 May – Thursday 7 June at 7.45pm
Matinee: Saturday 2 June at 2.30pm
Written in 1926 this astonishing and ground-breaking playwas rejected by nearly every theatre in Germany as being too risqué. Voicing the frustration and disillusion of young people between the wars, their values shaken by the ritualism of the slaughter and stirred by the radical views of Freud, the play brings youth, sex and death into close proximity.
A contemporary translation, first staged at the Gate Theatre in 1987, brings the sharp, staccato dialogue into fresh focus. In a boarding house room a group of young medical students play out a cynical game in which the emergence of the independent female is a dominant theme.
A rare chance to see a great twentieth century classic.
Martin Crimp has emerged as one of the most exciting new writers of the last fifteen years. His gift for the oblique power of language has marked him as an original and striking voice.
This enigmatic and searching play was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in 1987. In seventeen scenes, without directly ascribing the dialogue to any specific characters, Crimp attempts to describe the life of a woman, or attempts to destroy her, or does the woman attempt to destroy herself? Is Anne the object of violence or its practitioner?
No two productions of this play are ever the same as all is left to the creativity of the company and the imagination of the audience. Come and make up your mind!
Charity Fundraising event for the Ash Knight Medical Fund: Monday 4 June.
Ostrovsky was a great innovator, a giant
of the Russian stage, the playwright who transformed Russian theatre in
the 1860’s into a form of “grotesque realism” and, like Beerbohm Tree,
an advocate of drama training. In this play, Katerina is trapped in a loveless
marriage on the banks of the Volga river. In a world of savage and oppressive
claustrophobia she is tormented by her passion for the young and educated
nephew of the local tyrant. Aided by the free spirit of her rebellious
sister-in-law she dares to give in to her feelings, drawing
An extraordinary profile of Russian provincial life in which the visionary struggles to break free from stultifying convention.
YEAR TWO WORKSHOP PRODUCTIONS
The community of the Jewish Ghetto in late
nineteenth century America lived by a code unique to itself. A world at
once enclosed and yet inspired by the traditions and beliefs of centuries
of European acclimatisation.
An extraordinary insight into faith and fortitude. This play is presented by special arrangement with Ms Barbra Streisand.
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Jennie Buckman. Designed by Adrian Linford
Saturday 30 June – Saturday 7 July at 7.30pm
Matinee: Saturday 7 July at 2.30pm
This unique and dream-like play evokes the American Deep South like no other. With Williams’ extraordinary poetic gift he paints a picture of a strange and haunting world, claustrophobic, pathetic yet tender where a gallery of singular characters live out their bizarre lives. Only Kilroy has the courage to attempt to escape and evokes the terrible violence of a closed community.
“A brilliant and riotous adventure.” New York World Telegram. This play is presented by special arrangement with The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.
There are 34 tickets
available to Friends of RADA at aprice of £39.18 per ticket
Saturday 16 June
Tickets are available
to Friends of RADA
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