interruptions.

represent.

1 Apr 18 Apr

interruptions.

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"I like to read about the comedy of the world. But there is no point any more in taking part. I believe in nothing."

represent. presents the UK premiere of
interruptions.
by stephen jeffreys, in an adaptation for 6 actors by guy woolf.
direction by guy woolf.
movement direction: kasia zaremba-byrne.
associate artist: annabel arden, founder of complicite.

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 for a smaller cast.

In her introduction to the collection Stephen Jeffreys: Plays (Nick Hern Books, 2018), 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?


Duration: 2h (incl. 15m interval)
Age guidance: 12+ (under 15s must be accompanied by an adult)
Show info: contains some strong language and sexual references

Please note there are strictly no latecomers allowed.

This is an external production and is not represented by Jacksons Lane.

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