This brutal but beautiful production of a tale of love, fidelity and violence sees the National Theatre debut of one of Britain’s most influential twentieth-century playwrights, Sarah Kane.
Directed by Katie Mitchell, this unflinching production plays with themes of language, human relationships and the body itself within a concentration camp lorded over by the psychopathic figure Tinker.
Practising the art of atrocity in his experimentation on inmates and subjects, he tests the limits of the bonds of love and loyalty between them, but in doing so discovers a great deal more about his own lust for love.
Hovering on the border between beauty and brutality, Cleansed presents a bizarre, cruel, and yet fascinating, world.
Please be advised this production contains graphics scenes of physical and sexual violence.