The Rage of Narcissus

Tangram Theatre and the Pleasance

18th Feb 2020 - 8th Mar 2020

Main House - Pleasance London

7:30pm, 5:30pm, 3pm

Suitable for ages 16 and above


Important information:

This show contains violence and sexual references.

When Sergio arrives in Ljubljana to give a lecture on Narcissus, the first thing he does after checking in to his hotel room is to get on an app and look for someone to have sex with. A few hours later, once Igor has come and gone, Sergio spots a dark brown stain on the floor. Looking closer, he sees that it’s a blood stain. And looking around, he discovers more and more blood stains all over the room.

As he begins to investigate, he gets drawn deeper and deeper into a dark murky world of desire, infatuation and murder.

Perfect material for the new play he’s trying to write - if he can get out of Ljubljana alive.

Award winning director Daniel Goldman returns to the London stage to reunite with Uruguayan playwright Sergio Blanco following their smash-hit Thebes Land (Off-West-End Best Production 2017, Arcola Theatre).

The Rage of Narcissus is a fascinating and disturbing journey into the labyrinth of the self and the darkness within us.

Praise for THEBES LAND:

★★★★ "An engagingly treacherous piece... a witty, unexpected show that boasts blistering performances in a beautifully calibrated production by Daniel Goldman, who also supplies the translation." Lyn Gardner, Guardian

★★★★ "Blanco delights in remaking the rules of storytelling and then breaking them, and as the truth feels increasingly precarious, the confusion is enjoyable.... This ingenious two-hander remakes the rules of storytelling then breaks them." Henry Hitchens, Evening Standard

★★★★ "Sergio Blanco’s Thebes Land, a dark, slippery Latin American import about a damaged young patricide and the curious writer determined to tell his story... Morbidly fascinating, delectably sophisticated two-hander is a rare treat!" Fergus Moran, The Stage

★★★★ "Think Netflix's Making a Murderer or This American Life's Serial. Thebes Land takes aim at the form and shows - bit by bit, drip drip drip - how art gets in the way of the truth. It corrodes and mutates reality. It manipulates and corrupts..." Matt Trueman, What's On Stage

"Thebes Land is an exceptional exploration of performance itself. Exhilarating, moving, and slick, the piece outgrows its theatrical space and defines it. A real highlight of this year’s theatre." Brendan MacDonald, Exeunt

Sergio Blanco is a Franco-Uruguayan playwright and director. His work – which has been translated, published and performed throughout the world – has been awarded the National Playwriting Award of Uruguay, the Playwriting Award of the Municipality of Montevideo, the Prize of the National Fund Theatre, the Florencio Award for Best Playwright, the International Casa de las Americas Prize, An Off West End Award, and The Theatre Award for the Best Text in Greece. His other works include: '45, Slaughter, Opus Sextum, Kassandra, El Salto de Darwin, Tebas Land (Thebes Land), El Bramido de Düsseldorf and his most recent play Cuando pases sobre mi tumba.

Daniel Goldman is an award winning director, translator, playwright and producer. Directing credits include Thebes Land (Off West End Award - Best Production), You're not like the Other Girls Chrissy (co-directed with Omar Elerian - Stage Award and Olivier Award Nomination), Wanawake Wa Heri Wa Windsa (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and International tour), Oedipus at Colonus (The Cambridge Greek Play), Frankenstein (Inside out Theatre, Beijing) and Songs of Friendship with James Rowland (Three Weeks Editors Award). Daniel has been the artistic director of Tangram Theatre Company since 2006 and he was the artistic director of CASA Latin American Theatre Festival from 2007 until 2019.

Presented as part of the Tangram Theatre mini-season of plays from the Americas with The Rage of Narcissus / Stupid F*cking Bird

Book for both shows and get a 10% discount (will be automatically activated by placing a full price ticket to both shows in your basket).

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