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  • 5 Ashley Road
  • London, England, N17 9LJ
  • United Kingdom

RIFT presents NORMAL, Anthony Neilson’s gruesome retelling of the Dusseldorf Ripper case.

STYX is once again home to some fantastic theatre this spring, with our very own RIFT producing some massive, seminal theatre from a time before broadband; a time of scrunchies, alcopops, opal fruits and in-yer-face.

Director Emma Baggott’s intimate restaging of this experimental classic runs from 14th - 25th March 2017.

Normal interrogates how society constructs behavior and how we are treated if we deviate from social norms. Through the trial of the Dusseldorf Ripper, Neilson foreshadows the objectification of the body as political tool and pokes loudly at us, reminding us that normal is of our own making.


    14th - 25th March, 7.30 - Normal

    15th March - Post show discussion - THOU SHALT NOT BORE, form and innovation in theatre featuring David Byrne (New Diorama) David Micklem (Independent Producer, ex Battersea Arts Centre) and Pete Higgin (Punchdrunk)

    16th March - Post show screening - Some Folks call it Sling Blade by Billy Bob Thornton

    22nd March - Post show discussion -  Staging Violence; Violent acts and thoughts on stage featuring David Eldridge and Trish Reid.

    23rd March - Post show Screening - DOUBLE BILL; Doodlebug, dir. Christopher Nolan & Je vous salue, dir. Jean-Luc Godard.

    25th March - After show Party, LIFE IN PLASTIC '97; The definitive Aqua Fan Party Warehouse Rave

14th March - 25th March, 6.30 - MATES. The second in our season of three adaptations of classic 90s sitcom Friends. Entry to this experience is free to ticket holders to that evening's performance of Normal.

Cast and Creatives
    Director - Emma Baggott
    Designer - Grace Smart
    Sound Design - Giles Thomas
    Lighting Design - Ciarán Cunningham
    Stage Manager - Ruby Mutimer
    Tech Operator - Ed Theakston
    Producer - Dan Sellick, RIFT

    Justus Wehner - Corey Montague Sholay
    Peter Kurten - Richard Ede
    Frau Kurten - Cathy Walker

All performance begin at 19.30

Tickets - £15.

Group and student discounts are available on certain evenings. For more information please email dan@r-ft.co.uk

Tickets available here.