A glass door revolves in the entrance to a deserted hotel lobby.
Waiting for his wife to return, a young man bonds with another guest.
But his new companion hides a dark agenda that threatens to expose all three to the true cost of giving your heart wholly to another.
Strindberg described his play as ‘three people, one table, two chairs, and no Sunrise.’ For one of his characters credit has been extended to it’s ultimate end point.
Neil Smith’s new version of August Strindberg’s Creditors at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre reveals how much of ourselves we owe to our past, how much of ourselves we are willing to lose, and how suddenly old debts can come back to haunt us.
The production will be mounted by Living Record, whose founding members are long-term collaborators Ross Drury (Artistic Director) and Jill Rutland (Creative Producer).
The pair initially came together in Brighton in 2010 as an investigation into the relationship between text-based realism and contemporary performance. In their renewed partnership they aim to make a type of theatre that is part magic, part realism, always wholly and unapologetically theatrical.
Living Record presents
by Neil Smith | After Strindberg
Tuesday 24 March to Saturday 11 April
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
410 Brockley Road, London, SE4 2DH
or 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 fee for phone bookings only)
Tuesday 24 March to Saturday 11 April 2015
Performances at 7.45pm
Tickets £14, £11 concessions (suitable for 16+)