Scarlet Theatre - The Royal Festival Hall
based on the Ivonne Princess of Burgundy by W. Gombrowicz
Directing: Katarzyna Deszcz
Scenography, text composition: Andrzej Sadowski
Music: Nigel Piper
Lighting designer: Mark Dymock
Myriam Acharki, Grainne Byrne, Amanda Hadingue, Jonathan Lermit, Sue Maund, Eric Mac Lennan, Carmelle McAree, Alan Riley, Darren Tunstall
Premiere: The Royal Festival Hall, London'97, UK
“This is a spell-binding play, superbly performed...astoundingly original…the whole ensemble (nine actors in all) is perfect...This is a production I would enthusiastically recommend both to a child of 10 and the most sophisticated theatre goer. Amid all the smut and ego of the Edinburgh Fringe, this hardened critic hung on it like a wide-eyed innocent”
The Financial Times
“this interpretation of Gombrowicz’s Princess Ivona is an all-out triumph. At last, a work to become truly passionate about.
FIVE STARS” The Scotsman
“Scarlet Theatre’s exquisite Princess Sharon
CRITICS CHOICE The Observer
...director Katarzyna Deszcz's compacted text and movement is dazzling on the eye...
Stark and incisive with an Eastern European flavour of absurdity.
Performed with winning charm and healthy irreverence.
Peppered with wit and staged with economical beauty and invention.