Marat/Sade (1991)

01/08/1991 – 10/08/1991

Year
1991
Author
Peter Weiss
Abstract

Follows the persecution and assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the inmates of the asylum of Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade. “…to get proper gasps of pains and excitement, each actor has a helium supply to give the right pitched squeal…we even float kiddies’ wading pools into the audience by inflating them with the helium.” – a play within a play. Director’s Note: The images and themes of this play are contemporary. Reversed anachronisms flow across the stage, opening the boundaries of possibility to an illogical dreamscape.

Presented by Gas Theatre.

Director
Lucien Savron
Music director
Nicholas Livingston
Choreographer
Mel Gray
Designer
Cassandra Hill
Cast
Susan Manski, Kate Oliver, Jo Turner, Blair Cutting, Samantha Bews, Colins Stephenson, John Wares, Jules Mortensen, Phil Hill, Dominique Guihenneuc, Nicole Nabout, Nicholas Harrington, Richard Vabre, Sally Bonython, Christian Mortensen, Gareth Skinner, Kate Lascelles, Dylan Lewis, Ingo Wieben, Nicholas Livingston.
Crew
Production Manager: Kevin Whyte Costume Design: Shane Carroll Lighting Design: Fred Watson Stage Manager: Anne-Marie Treweeke.

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