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On from 28 Sep 2011 till 22 Oct 2011
Arcola Theatre
by Sarah Kane
Genre(s): Drama

Tickets: £11 - £17 - PAY WHAT YOU CAN (Tuesdays from 6.30pm - subject to availability), £10 Previews Special offer: 28 & 29 Sept. £10 Thurs matinees: 6, 13, 20 Oct (not bookable online)


A major revival of Sarah Kanes blackly comic reworking of Senecas classical tragedy of monarchy, incest and fatal obsession, which premiered in 1996: Pure theatre. Or rather impure theatre: dirty, alarming, dangerous (Observer)

Sarah Kane was at the forefront of a new wave of writing in the 90s, termed in-yer-face that challenged the form of British Theatre. She burst quickly on to the scene in 1995 with her controversial play Blasted, which was followed by four more plays over the next four years – Phaedras Love, Cleansed, Crave and 4.48 Psychosis. Kane committed suicide in February 1999, aged 28, after battling with mental illness. She described Phaedras Love as my comedy.

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