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 email@example.com
Tickets available here.