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A twist on Franz Kafka's In the Penal Colony
. The audience meets at a designated pick up point to partake in this unusual twist on the story of an elaborate torture and execution device. They are then escorted to a 1950s era colonised holiday camp where a travelling salesman has been invited to witness the execution of a condemned prisoner on a tropical island by the machine. Kafka's story is a complex hall of mirrors. Is this a brutal murder or a sacred tradition that's being eroded by modernity? When is it right to step in? As two children mourn their father a society hangs in the balance; they wait on the word of a foreigner to decide their fate. The audience is exposed to life on the island from both sides of the coin before returning to their pick up point.
Archive :: production:T1380150540, play:S01530389737, venue:V1087
World Premiere. Running time: 2hrs 30mins (with interval). Suitable for ages 16+ This event takes place at Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, London, E14 0JY. Tel: 020 7478 0170