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The Dance of Death

Judy Davis directs August Strindberg's humorous yet pitiless portrait of a marriage in deep strife.

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Company: Belvoir
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The Dance of Death

Date: 23 Oct 2018

Judy Davis directs Colin Friels, Pamela Rabe and Toby Schmitz in August Strindberg’s humorous yet pitiless portrait of a marriage in deep strife.

Living in an isolated home on a lonely island, Alice and Edgar aren’t popular, and they’re not particularly happy. In fact, they loathe each other, and have done for 25 years.

Into this duet of recrimination and resentment comes Kurt, Alice’s younger cousin. Kurt has a grudge against Edgar that goes way back. Alice senses a lever to gain the upper hand. But Edgar is an old soldier; he knows how to keep his feet. And so the dance begins, a whirl around the stage until it’s hard to know who’s dancing with whom.

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