By Henrik Ibsen

Fantastic Realism

In creating the production we have focsued on a particular way of working inspired by Yevgeny Vakhtangov’s Fantastic Realism and Nikolai Demidov’s organic acting approach. Both were contempories of Stanislavski in the early 1900s but created their own approaches. Vakhtangov’s work in particular influenced the work of Lee Strasberg creator of The Method.

“If you examine the work of the Stanislavski System as made use of by Stanislavski, you see one result. If you examine it in the work of one of his great pupils, Vakhtangov — who influenced our thinking and activity — you will see a completely different result. Vakhtangov’s work was skillfully done, his use of the Method even more brilliant and more imaginative than Stanislavski’s, and yet Vakhtangov achieved totally different results.” Lee Strasberg

In this production you will see the actors switch between being ultra real, grotesque and extreme whilst all the time working organically in the moment.

This is a very rare opportunity to see this kind of work.

Cast and Creatives:

Direction: Brian Timoney
Movement direction: Kieran Sheehan
Cast: Nick Cameron, Victoria Wiseman, Victor Ptak, Cate Lovett, Marcus Massey, Charlotte Campbell
Lighting: Gregory Jordan

Dates, Time and Venue:

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