Dance of Death

Dance of Death

Before Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf came August Strindberg’s classic The Dance of Death, now vividly reimagined by director Candice Edmunds (Joint Artistic Director of Vox Motus who created Dragon, The Infamous Brothers Davenport) in a brutally tragi-comic adaptation by Frances Poet (Andromaque, The Misanthrope).After 25 years the marriage of Alice and the Captain has become a bare-knuckle battle of vitriolic exchanges. Stranded on a drifting raft the couple play cruel mind games and wait to see who will be annihilated first. A beacon of hope arrives as an old friend makes his way to their remote outpost. Can he disentangle the web of slights, lies and half-truths? Will he uncover the devastating effect their vitriol has had on his own family?Starring Tam Dean Burn, Andy Clark and Lucianne McEvoy


22 Apr 2016 @ 7.30pm

23 Apr 2016 @ 7.30pm

26 Apr 2016 @ 7.30pm

27 Apr 2016 @ 7.30pm

28 Apr 2016 @ 7.30pm

29 Apr 2016 @ 7.30pm

30 Apr 2016 @ 2.30pm

30 Apr 2016 @ 7.30pm

3 May 2016 @ 7.30pm

4 May 2016 @ 7.30pm

5 May 2016 @ 7.30pm

6 May 2016 @ 7.30pm

7 May 2016 @ 2.30pm

7 May 2016 @ 7.30pm

Preview 22 & 23 Apr, 7pm

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop


“when you’re tackling something that’s been around a while, you need people around who can punch big and think big.” Director Candice Edmunds speaks to Neil Cooper about bringing Strindberg’s classic text to the Circle StudioThe Herald


“Bruising and darkly funny” ★★★★TV Bomb

“Impassioned, intimate adaptation of Strinberg, that works the brutality to the point of destruction★★★The Stage

“a timeless quality to every facet of Candice Edmunds new Circle Studio staging of Strindberg’s Dance of Death” ★★★★ The Herald

“A ferocious physical and psychological battle” Exeunt Magazine

  • Cast & Creative Team
    CREATIVE TEAM Directed by Candice Edmunds
    Designed by Graham McLaren
    Lighting design by Simon Wilkinson
    Music & Sound by Luke Sutherland
    CAST Tam Dean Burn Andy Clark Lucianne McEvoy
Running Time: 80min (no interval)