Exciting and accessible, Teatr-Grodek produce energetic, arresting and deeply affecting work that integrates strong visual impact, physicality and intelligent text. The company’s repertoire embraces experimental new writing, literary adaptations and iconoclastic reworkings or deconstructions of classics.
Grave's End - A Gathering of Ghost Stories
Curios: the tragical-comical histories of items 147 and 13 of Ingar and Ole Worm's Cabinet of Infinite Wonders as presented through the medium of dramatic performance
Yukio Mishima’s ‘Madame de Sade’ was performed at the Alma Theatre, Bristol, 23 March – 3 April 2010.
Nature has produced some strange abortions, both physical and mental, but probably never a greater mental monstrosity than the ‘Divine’ Marquis. And yet Renée, Madame de Sade, defying her fiercely moralistic mother, remained slavishly devoted to her transgressive husband through all the years of his godless depravity, disgrace and imprisonment: a monster of immorality loved by a monster of devotion.
Set in a decaying Paris as it hurtles towards a violent revolution, artist-warrior Yukio Mishima’s complex exploration of duty and desire is a strange, extraordinary and all too rare all-female play, a vivid, frenetic study of the ‘moral pornographer’ as seen through the eyes of six women who were the catalysts of his fate.
Teatr-Grodek produced a thrillingly urgent new theatre adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler for the Alma Theatre, Bristol, 24 March – 4 April 2009, which sold out for its entire run, bringing this classic of realism into a sparse, contemporary psycho-noir setting, transposing the tense relationship between newlyweds Hedda and Tesman to a modern apartment in contemporary England.