©Stephen Vaughan
©Stephen Vaughan

Written by

Eugène Ionesco

In a new translation by

Martin Crimp

Directed by

Simon McBurney

Design

Quay Brothers

Lighting

Paul Anderson

Sound

Paul Arditti

Collaborator

Catherine Alexander

Performed by

Mick Barnfather, Sarah Baxter, Richard Briers, Geraldine McEwan

A co-production with

the Royal Court Theatre

In a house on an island a very old couple pass their time with private games and half-remembered stories. With brilliant eccentricity, Ionesco's tragic farce combines a comic portrait of human folly with a magical experiment in theatrical possibilities.

Tour

1998

Broadway

1997

Bath, Huddersfield, Brighton, London

Awards

1998

Six Tony Nominations and six Drama Desk Nominations

1998

Drama Desk Award for Best Design (Quay Brothers)

1998

Laurence Olivier Award Nomination for Lighting Design (Paul Anderson)

1998

Time Out Live Award (Geraldine McEwan)

1998

Barclays/TMA Theatre Award for Best Actress (Geraldine McEwan)