Featuring live video feedback and sound sculpture, Monkhead Theatre presents a non-traditional adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s 19th century masterpiece.
Be prepared to explore the world beyond the stage, as we set our characters loose on 21st century London…
Dead Souls is Gogol’s unfinished epic satire of Russian society, the hilarious story of Pavel Chichikov’s twisted quest to acquire as many dead serfs as he can. Dead Souls is a darkly comic novel about the power of the Capitalist system to turn human beings into numbers and the ways in which cynical individuals exploit this, eroding their own humanity in the process. One hundred years on from the revolution, the big and scary question of Russian literature – in what kind of society do we want to live? – has never been more relevant to a Western audience.
Dead Souls stars Toby Osmond, Joshua Jacob and Jules Armana, written by Chloë Myerson and direction by Nico Pimparé.
Dead Souls plays TheatreN16 from 4 – 8 July 2017. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.