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Night Just Before The Forests

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Night Just Before The Forests (La Nuit Juste Avant Les Forêts)

By Bernard–Marie Koltès


NB. Due to a medical emergency, Callan Purcell’s role will be read by Youness Bouzinab

Translated from the French by Sinéad Rushe
Director Sinéad Rushe
Assistant Director Youness Bouzinab
Sound Designer Niels Lanz

Performed by students from BA (Hons) Acting CDT, working alongside BA (Hons) Theatre Practice students

Please note that this performance will contain some restricted views.

Picture: Sinéad Rushe


Bernard-Marie Koltès (1948-1989) was the greatest French playwright of his generation, and Night is one of his most captivating and unsettling texts. The story of an isolated young immigrant in a hostile city, Koltès said he wrote it like a musical composition, whose motifs and variations evoke a profound sense of restless yearning and disorientation. This path breaking production in a new translation reimagines the original monologue as a polyphonic work for five performers of different nationalities and genders, a chorus of fragmented parts that resonate with each other in harmony and dissonance.

Creative Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice students

Designer Egle Dambrauskaite
Lighting Designer Corrie Harris

Production Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice students

Stage Manager Gemma Martin
Deputy Stage Manager James Kiell
Production Sound Engineer Joe Dines
Chief LX Toby Gamble


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Performances take place in Webber Douglas Studio


Wednesday 28 Feb: 7.30pm
Thursday 1 March:7.30pm
Friday 2 March: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 3 March: 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Other information

NB: Tickets are non-refundable. Please check in with the box office 15 minutes prior to the start of the show where you will receive an entrance token.

Proof of eligibility is required for all concessionary rate tickets.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is fully wheelchair accessible, please speak with our box office team on 02077228183 if you have any further enquiries.

Event price

Tickets: £10/ £5 concessions. Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals

Event dates

28 Feb 2018 - 7:30pm to 3 Mar 2018 - 7:30pm

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