The Visit by Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Version by Maurice Valency by arrangement with Samuel French
Artisitc Director Sue Flack
Directed by Sue Flack & Julie Nash
Music & Sound Design Julian Jahanpour
Lighting Design Tony Murchland
Set Design Dani Polis, Tony Murchland
Props Dani Polis, Nic Miners, Katharyn Valier, Jaume Pàmies
Costume & Make-Up Maria José Labrador, Jessica Inskipp, Patricia Mullen
Movement Coach Jan Clayton
Video & Photos Westudio.cat Inma Alcario
Projection Artwork Albert Penado
Stage Managers Lauren Horton, Victoria Simons, Natalia Klyszczyk
AD Maggie Pancheva
Claire Zachanassian, Sue Flack
Her Husband, Moby David Lifschitz/Jordi Farrés
Boby the Butler Paul Jutsum
Toby/Violist Paul Cortese
Roby/Percussion Stuart Young
Koby, a blind eunuch Siobhán Sheehan
Loby, a blind eunuch Kiva Murphy
Anton Schill Norbert Becker
His wife, Maltilda Maria Pau Pigem
His son, Karl Jordi Hanley
His daughter, Ottillie MarieBelle Kuhn
The Mayor Mark Aspinall
The Priest Bob Mundy
The Teacher Julie Nash
Police Inspector Schultz Hans Richter
Station Master Nathan Pond
Painter Maria Pau Pigem
Helmsburger Siobhán Sheehan
Woman in shop Kiva Murphy
Reporter David Lifschitz/Jordi Farrés
Athlete Miquel Pàmies
Acrobat Aina Gea/Sara Nofrerias
The reviews are in:
"Awesome show, brilliant acting, great direction and a thoroughly entertaining, thought-provoking and disturbing ‘theatre of the absurd’ production!"
"Loved it! Highly recommended!!"
"It is a wonderful play! Riveting! Don't miss it!"
"Immmpresionante!! Enjoyed every minute of it!"
"Que l'idioma no us faci enrere: el muntatge és excepcional!" EspectáculosBCN
Read the amazing review (In Spanish) of The Visit in El Ciervo below.
Escapade continues to lay bare the pitiful state of human-kind in this epic example of Theatre of the Absurd meets German Expressionism.
When Claire Zachanassian, the richest woman in the world, returns to the town of Gullen, 40 years after she was cast out, there is only one thing on her mind: revenge. Will the poverty-stricken villagers succumb to her offer of “a million to kill Anton Schill”, or reject it in the name of humanity;
“This is Europe, after all”.
A tragi-comedy, The Visit is a macabre parable which poses the question; when the temptation is too strong and the poverty too wretched, would any of us act any differently?
Mayor: “Justice can’t be bought.”-
Claire: “Everything can be bought.”