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On from 06 Jan 2010 till 30 Jan 2010
Arcola Theatre
by Dea Loher
Genre(s): Drama

Tickets: £16 / (£10 concessions)

About: Innocence

Directed by Helena Kaut-Howson
Cast: Ann Mitchell, Maggie Steed, Chris Hannon, Miranda Cook, Michael Fitzgerald, Meredith MacNeill, Ellen Sheean, Alexander Gilmour, Danny Lee Wynter, Caroline Kilpatrick, Jane Bertish, Nathaniel Martello-White

“If I worked in a petrol station, all it would take is one cigarette to blow everything sky high…But at home I don’t even have gas. Where am I supposed to begin?”

Two illegal dock workers witness a woman drowning. Afraid of involving the police, they do not save her. Guilty or innocent?

A nocturnal city teams with social rejects, lost and disaffected human beings: an undertaker; a blind pole dancer; an embittered philosopher; the mother of a serial killer.

Loosely connected stories from the edge of society mysteriously interweave to create a lyrical and darkly comic passion play for our times. Disturbing, poignant but ultimately hopeful, Innocence asks unanswerable questions about conscience and compassion in a disfigured world.

Dea Loher is Germany’s leading and most provocative playwright, noted for her original style and uncompromising picture of contemporary life. The British premiere of Innocence is brought to the Arcola stage by a leading cast and creative team, headed by internationally acclaimed director Helena Kaut-Howson.

Innocence is supported by the Goethe Institute London


“Helena Kaut-Howson’s production is playful and well played, often laugh out loud funny”
Time out

"Provocative and original"
Evening Standard

"Sparky and fast-moving"

"David Tushingham has produced another effortless translation"
Whats on Stage

"The cast is excellent"

"It buzzes with a surrealism that exerts a real pull"
Sunday Times

"A splendid production"

Critics Choice
Time out

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