Abyss Theatre to Present London Premiere of New Version of LUCIFER SAVED, April 22-May 17
Lucifer Saved, by Peter Oswald, writer-in-residence at Shakespeare's Globe from 1998 - 2005, directed by Ray Shell, is to get its London premiere at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town from Tuesday 22 April - Saturday 17 May.
Lucian Willow, an army chaplain accused of raping a German woman, loses his memory in 1945 Berlin at the end of the war. His former Commanding Officer, Lord Brook, is looking after Lucian on his country estate in England in the 1960's. What is it that Brook doesn't want Lucian to remember? When a circus that includes a bearded lady comes to the estate to perform, all hell is let loose...
Lucifer Saved is a nightmare morality tale about guilt, loyalty, jealousy, possession and the scars of war that can almost never heal; the demonic Lucifer at the core of each of us can only be saved by true love and the forgiveness that comes with it but is there any act that is truly unforgiveable?
"Peter Oswald's intriguing, majestic, magical, beautiful verse play takes an audience armed with a tiny flashlight of truth into the valley of evil darkness and leaves them there... to find their own way home" says director Ray Shell.
The cast of Lucifer Saved feature Helen Aldrich, Tony Crocker, Rupert Elford, Mark Gillham, Alison Halstead, Victoria Lane, and Peter Oswald.
Peter Oswald's plays are distinctive in that they do not employ realistic language alone, but use a mixture of realism, heightened prose, and verse. They are also powerfully physical and visual. Three of his plays were performed at the Globe and two at the National Theatre. His version of Schiller's Mary Stuart, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, transfered from the Donmar Warehouse to the West End and Broadway.
Performances of Lucifer Saved will take place Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 3.00pm. Tickets are £19.00 with £15.00 concessions and can be purchased by calling 08444 77 1000 or visiting www.ticketweb.co.uk.
The Abyss Theatre Company is based in Totnes, South Devon and is committed to creating ground-breaking and innovative theatre in contemporary verse. For more information, visit www.the-abyss.co.uk.