The Abyss presents Lucifer Saved
by Peter Oswald
Friday May 31st 7.30 pm
Lansdown Hall, Lansdown, Stroud
On his country estate, Lord Brook is trapped in his own shadowy past, caring for his furious repressed daughter and the war-crippled ex-Chaplain of his regiment. To relieve himself of his mental agony, and the estranged lunatic fog of denial and depression, he invites a Circus to set up on his estate. With the arrival of the brightly coloured and lawless troupe of performers, come revelations of the darkest possible nature. Oswald's play is full of extreme physical comedy and flights of poetic language.
Peter Oswald was from 1998 to 2005 the resident writer of the Globe in London. The Abyss is a company of seven actors specially trained in performing ‘modern verse drama’ and devoted to the development of ‘theatre poetry’ (new verse plays and performance poetry). Co-founded in 2002, by Peter Oswald and Josephine Larsen, (originally known as Heart's Tongue and the Attention Seekers) the company has moved from strength to strength, developing and performing the poetic works of Peter Oswald (full length Verse Dramas, Short Plays, Poems) exploring various approaches, styles and combinations, under the artistic guidance of various guest directors: Jonathan Richards, Danny Stryke, Priscilla Be, Tim Carrol, Tim Supple.
“Our most surprising and inventive playwright.” Theatre Record.
Tickets: £12 on the door £10 in advance from Stroud Tourist Information 01453 760960