Demons

Demons production SplitMoon Theatre Company

A tragic satire by F.M. Dostoevsky (world premiere)
Dramatised by Peter Stürm from the translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

25 OCTOBER - 11 NOVEMBER 2017
ST LEONARD'S CHURCH, SHOREDITCH, LONDON E1 6JN

"Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into  the lake and were drowned." Luke 8: 33

In 1869 five young radicals murder their co-conspirator Ivanov on a university campus. The subsequent trial causes a sensation across Imperial Russia and inspires Dostoevsky to write his prophetic satire on the new generation of revolutionaries. Erotics and ideologies intertwine and finally become demonic. DEMONS is a timely theatrical response to the general confusion of our own times and marks the Centenary of the Russian Revolution October 1917 - 2017.

Performed in a site-responsive staging in the atmospheric setting of St Leonard's. Many of the Elizabethan theatrical fraternity are buried in the crypt, including the Burbage family - Richard Burbage the very first actor to play Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard III and Romeo. Shakespeare also prayed there.

25 October - 11 November
WED, FRI & SAT 7pm (£15 - £20)
SAT Matinees 4 & 11 Nov 2pm (£15 - £17)
MON 30 Oct 7pm - GALA in support of the work of St Leonard's Church (£15 - £20)
TUES 7 Nov 7pm - CENTENARY of the Russian Revolution (£15 - £20)
U25's any performance £14

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Enquiries: 020 7252 8126. info@splitmoontheatre.org