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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

29 April 2023 @ 14:00 - 17:00

FROM £12.99

The world-renowned international touring company Complicité presents a new work for the theatre.

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Based on Nobel Prize winning author Olga Tokarczuk’s novel of the same name, the darkly comic, anarchic noir caused a seismic reaction in Tokarczuk’s native Poland due to its defiant attack on authoritarian structures, with right-wing press branding the writer an ‘eco-terrorist’ and national traitor.

The story begins in the depths of winter in a small community on a remote Polish mountainside. Men from the local hunting club are dying in mysterious circumstances and Janina Duszejko – an eccentric older local woman, environmentalist, devoted astronomer and enthusiastic translator of William Blake – has her suspicions. She has been watching the animals with whom the community shares their isolated, rural home, and she believes they are acting strangely…

Engaged in fierce resistance against the injustices around her, Janina refuses to be a prisoner of society and gender. Her actions ask questions both of the male world which surrounds her and of our deeper human intentions: what does it mean to be human and what does it mean to be animal, and can we separate the two? Why is the killing of animals sport and that of humans murder?

A thought-provoking, wry and otherworldly murder mystery, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead is a tale about the cosmos, poetry, and the limitations and possibilities of activism.

Performances daily from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April 2023 at 7.30pm, some performances also live streamed.  Matinees on Thursday and Saturday at 2pm. Click link for full details.

Book tickets for Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead




29 April 2023
14:00 - 17:00
FROM £12.99
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