Howard Barker Festival at Riverside Studios


The Wrestling School presents a Howard Barker Festival at the Riverside Studios, in Hammersmith, west London, from 29 April to 9 May 2010.

Hurts Given and Received , directed by Gerrard McArthur. from 29 April to 9 May. Cast includes Jane Bertish (September), Issy Brazier-Jones (Sadovee 1&2), Suzy Cooper (Feltray), Alan Cox (Detriment & Stays), Nigel Hastings (Bulow & Rib), Mark Lewis (McNoy), Peter Marinker (Always & Umber), Penelope McGhie (Glive), Tom Riley (Bach). A study of a poet compelled to sacrifice friends and lovers to fulfil the demands of his imagination in obsessive pursuit of creating the perfect masterpiece.

Slowly, directed by Hanna Berrigan. Early evenings from 1 to 9 May. As barbarians approach the palace of an ancient culture, four princesses must decide if they will witness the destruction of all they know or conform to expectation and commit suicide. For some, the possibility of life is all too compelling.

On Sunday 2nd May, audiences will have a rare opportunity to experience three new Barker plays on one day, when Howard Barker also directs a reading of his latest work, Wonder and Worship in the Dying Ward.

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