04 Dec 2021

Presented by represent.

Do we need to be led? How do we decide who leads? What happens when there are no leaders?

Interruptions shows an imaginary country preparing for an election, undergoing a military coup, and then living through the consequences. Originally devised by Annabel Arden and Stephen Jeffreys, Represent now has the privilege of staging its UK premiere with a new adaptation. Jeffreys’ wife Annabel Arden writes: “[Interruptions] sprang from [Stephen’s] fascination with the Japanese aesthetic principle of Jo-ha-kyu and his desire to create a particular narrative form to express our struggles with democracy and leadership.”

It asks the questions: Do we need to be led? How do we decide who leads? What happens when there are no leaders?

The performances on Tuesday 30 November at 7:30pm and Saturday 4 December at 2:30pm will be captioned

Prefer to watch online? The performance taking place on Thursday 25 November will be live streamed. Book tickets for the live stream here.

Post-show Q&As

Free to ticket holders for that evening’s performance

Thursday 25 November
The Challenges of Leadership
Marcus Davey (Chief Executive & Artistic Director of the Roundhouse and on the board of represent.), Alex Colás (Professor of International Relations at Birkbeck), Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner (Co-Chair of the Global Interfaith Commission on LGBT+ Lives and former Senior Rabbi of Reform Judaism)

Thursday 2 December
The Work & Legacy of Stephen Jeffreys
Annabel Arden (Director and Co-Founder of Complicité), Simon Stephens (playwright), April de Angelis (playwright)

Photos: © Guy Bell,

Show Dates
Show Times
  • Stephen Jeffreys: Writer
  • Guy Woolf: Writer of new version
  • Guy Woolf: Director
  • Complicite’s Kasia Zaremba-Byrne: Movement Director
  • Co-founder of Complicite, Annabel Arden: Associate Artist