Goblin Baby Theatre Co. Stages THE DEVIL & STEPASHKA at The Space, Beg. Tonight

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Goblin Baby Theatre Co. Stages THE DEVIL & STEPASHKA at The Space, Beg. Tonight

Activist theatre company Goblin Baby Theatre Co. brings Claire Booker's drama THE DEVIL & STEPASHKA, about injustice, deceit, passion and the search for the truth, inspired by a Tolstoy short story, to the London stage, at The Space in June 2014, before transferring to Ye Olde Rose & Crown in July.

Can there be true justice?

A topical tale about injustice, deceit, passion and the search for the truth

Russian landowner, Zhenya, sows wild oats with one of his peasant girls, but puts it all behind him when he marries - or so he believes.

Inspired by a Tolstoy short story, the play follows Zhenya's obsession and its murderous consequence, as he finds himself driven mad with desire for Stepashka. Desperate to end his guilty liaison and safeguard his marriage, he shoots her and stands trial for murder. But can there be true justice in an unjust society? And is it guilt, insanity or the supernatural that finally haunts him?

The show runs today, 10th, to 20th June 2014 at The Space, 269 Westferry Road, London E14 3RS and 19th & 20th July at Ye Olde Rose & Crown, 55 Hoe St, London E17 4SA. Press Night: Friday 13th June at The Space.

Special Events:

The performances on Wednesday 11th and 18th June will be followed by a Q&A session with the writer and director as well as members of the cast.

For the matinées on June 14th & July 20th we will present The Verdict is Yours, in which the audience acts as jury and votes for one of two alternative endings to the play.

Goblin Baby Theatre Co. is thrilled to return to the Space once more, celebrating our one year anniversary! One year after our first project at the Space, we now present our first full-length play, The Devil & Stepashka by Claire Booker. Founded in 2013, the Goblin Baby Theatre Co. is a London-based activist theatre company not afraid to address taboos and set out to challenge the confines of conventional theatre. Our aim is to create thought-provoking productions that have the potential to raise social awareness as well as to expose and question the world and society we live in.

Creative Team:

  • Writer............................................ Claire Booker
  • Director......................................... Leigh-Anne Abela
  • Production Designer................. Christopher Keech
  • Music Composer......................... Simon Vella

Cast:

  • Zhenya........................................... Paul Christian Rogers
  • Boris............................................... Dimitri Shaw
  • Stepashka / Dasha...................... Tessa Hart
  • Lisa................................................. Lydia Lane

Find out more online at www.GoblinBaby.com/stepashka. Tickets: www.GoblinBaby.com/tickets. The Space: space.org.uk/2014/01/23/the-devil-stepashka/.

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