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Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Rep Season 2012
Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Rep Season 2012 will take place at the Theatro Technis Theatre, a fringe venue near Camden, north London from 1 to 18 March 2012.
The three plays in repertoire are all designed by Eleanor Field with lighting by Joshua Carr.
The Bacchae by Euripides, in a translation by Ranjit Bolt, in rep from 1 to 17 March 2012. Directed by Natalie Katsou. A new god, with his charming followers, appears in town. Dionysus. He loves life and joy, freedom and good wine. The hedonistic young God wants to claim his position in Thebes and so drives the women of the town into the woods, in ecstacy. There is a frantic party, a wild carnival. Dionysus leads his curious cousin and King, Pentheus, disguised as a woman amongst them. The Bacchae discover the plot and their fury will be merciless.
4:48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane, in rep from 6 to 17 March 2012. Directed by Steven Green. Iconic tale of personal anguish and struggles with medication and mental health.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding, adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams, in rep from 9 to 18 March 2012. Directed by Hamish MacDougall. A group of school children are stranded on a tropical island. They don’t know where they are or what inhabits the land. The story assesses the notions of power, politics and the child's mind. An journey following the group as they travel from a terrifying sense of the unknowing, to organised brutality.