Cincinnatus

Art-Vic and Barons Court Theatre's production of Nabokov’s 1936 novel merges a disquieting sense of unease with sly, satirical humour – a combination captured wonderfully in what is a deliciously offbeat adaptation.

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In this darkly comical portrayal of one man’s helplessness in the face of others’ indifference, Cincinnatus – a commonplace resident of a fictional town – is arrested and sentenced to death for an ill-defined crime. Locked in his cell, he exhorts the authorities to let him know, at least, the date of his beheading … only to be denied even that ‘consolation’. Meanwhile, as he awaits his execution, the beleaguered prisoner is visited by a host of characters, who seem completely incapable of understanding (or, at any rate, empathising with!) the gravity of his predicament.

By:
by Vladimir Nabokov, Adaptation by Victor Sobchak
Director:
Victor Sobchak
Cast list:
Garry Voss, Gary Cain, Gerry Skeens, Thomas Whitcomb, Adrian Gawell, Nia Kova, Angela Prince, Catharine Humphrys, Yana Lyapunova.

Barons Court Theatre

Address:
In the cellar below the Curtains Up Pub, 28a Comeragh Road, West Kensington, London, W14 9HP
Venue Box Office:
020 8932 4747
Nearest tube:
Barons Court

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