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Dance of Death Tickets

Lyric TheatreLondon

By August Strindberg, translation by Richard Greenberg. Stars Ian McKellan and Frances de la Tour.

On a rocky, end of the world island off the coast of Sweden, with angry waves crashing endlessly, maddeningly just outside the off-kilter tower of a former prison, a man and woman are at home, driving each other absolutely crazy. Edgar, a military captain, and his wife, Alice, a former actress, are preparing to celebrate their silver anniversary - 25 years of living together in a place they have nicknamed "Little Hell"
Inevitably bound together yet yearning to escape, the two spend their empty days by matching wits. But then a visitor from their past suddenly re-enters their lives. Will he offer them freedom from their lives or fall victim to their wicked games?