An Execution (by invitation only)

Dates and Times

Tue 11 - Sat 29 Sept (previews 11-12) at 7:15pm

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£15/10 (conc.) £10 previews

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Presented by Gemma Brockis

The prisoner’s fate has been sealed. Sort of.

Because if there’s one crime in this world that we can all agree deserves the ultimate punishment, it is this: Opacity. The prisoner is too opaque. Not at all clear. Far too complicated and worse than that, not real – not a real kind of person. You can’t actually put your finger on it. On what’s wrong. You want to but you can’t, they won’t let you which is just really annoying.

So at the end of the day we’ll have a beheading which should provide something concrete for us to move forward from. Some solid ground we can all agree on.

Because we can all agree on death.
We all share that.
That’s right – isn’t it?

Inspired by the brutal and mercurial writing of Vladimir Nabokov.
Performed in a cell shared by audience and performers.
Created by Gemma Brockis, Michael Regnier and the company.
Reworked from an earlier version that was Time Out Critics’ choice.

“A very special and at times shocking piece which in short is always brilliantly executed.” – Time Out 

Supported by the Wellcome Trust & Arts Council England. 



“Eerie & hysterical” – ★★★★ The Stage

“An unpredictable, enjoyable but brutal show.” – ★★★★ Theatre Box

“The brilliantly-executed performances & rich onslaught of surprising & entertaining visual images are more than enough to keep us enthralled.” – Total Theatre

About the company

Gemma Brockis is co-founder of the legendary Shunt and performed in all their productions. Her most recent work was Kingdom Come, a show about the English civil war for the RSC.

Cast: Simon Kane , Tom Lyall, Greg McLaren and Shamira Turner – all artists and writers who create their own productions as well as working with Shunt, Little Bulb, 1927, John Finnemore, Stoke Newington International Airport, among many others.

Original idea created with Michael Regnier, now science writer for the Wellcome Trust.

Designed with Zekan Cemal (visual) and Ben Ringham & Eleanor Isherwood (sound). | Twitter | #AnExecution 

Image credit: (c) Floro Asqueta


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