Beasts by Juan Radrigan at Theatre503 from 30 Aug
Head for Heights presents Beasts, by Juan Radrigan, translated by Catherine Boyle, at Theatre503, in Battersea, in south London , from 30 Aug to 24 Sep 2011.
Directed by Sue Dunderdale, designed by Lorna Ritchie, lighting by Michael Nabarro, sound by John Leonard.
Cast includes Carolyn Pickles, Anne Marie Cavanah, Claire Cogan, Sean O'Callaghan .
Chile, 1974. In the extreme isolation of the Andean foothills, three sisters are found hanged from a rock, their animals slaughtered beside them... Justa, Lucia and Luciana are three Coya (indigenous Andean) sisters, and the last remnants of a large family who tried to survive in an inhospitable environment. Parents, siblings and neighbours have either died or fled the challenging landscape to find work in distant towns. Faced with ageing bodies, loneliness, and terror of unknown forces which seem to be closing in on them, the sisters make a decision which shocks a nation.