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Marat/Sade

4 Oct – 5 Nov 2016



By Peter Weiss, Translated By Geoffrey Skelton,
Music By Richard Peaslee, Poems Translated By Adrian Mitchell

 


“We want our rights and we don’t care how/
We want our revolution NOW”

The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, commonly known as Marat/Sade, shook the theatre world to its core when it premiered in the 1960s.

Set in 1808 in the bath hall of a French provincial asylum where the Marquis de Sade often performed plays with the inmates during his imprisonment, this play-within-a-play presents a re-enactment of the brutal murder of revolutionary firebrand Marat by the demented partisan and fellow revolutionary Charlotte Corday.

Peter Weiss embraced the theatrical devices of pioneers such as Artaud and Brecht to present a bawdy, bloody, unrelenting political parable, pitting Marat’s socialist philosophy of equality and freedom from oppression against Sade’s rampant anarchic individualism, questioning class struggle and asking where true revolution lies: by changing society or changing the individual?

The first English production was directed by Peter Brook for the Royal Shakespeare Company. It was radical, it was avant-garde and it changed British theatre forever.

“A kick in the balls” Peter Brook

 


Venue: New Theatre

Theatre Company: New Theatre


 

Performances Dates, Times & Tickets

4 Oct – 5 Nov 2016

Previews: Tue 4 & Wed 5 Oct, 7:30pm

Season
Tue – Sat 7:30pm
Sun 5pm
Final performance: Sat 5 Nov 5pm

Ticket Prices:
Previews $17
Adult $32
Concession $27
Groups (10+) $27
Members $22
Student Rush $17
Thrifty Thursdays $17

Duration: N/A

 


Creatives

Director: Barry French

Cast: tbc

Choreographer N/A
Lighting Designer N/A
Sound Designer N/A
A/V Designer N/A
Assistant Director N/A
Production Manager/Stage Manager N/A
Stage Manager N/A
Production Assistant N/A