Cleansed, playing at the National Theatre Dorfman

Cleansed

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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. Read More >

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.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 16/02/2016

Opening Night: 23/02/2016

Closing Night: 05/05/2016

Running time: 1hr45

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Graham Butler, Peter Hobday, Natalie Klamar, Tom Mothersdale, George Taylor, Matthew Tennyson, Michelle Terry

Creative

Director - Katie Mitchell

Producer - National Theatre

Lighting Designer - Jack Knowles

Movement Director - Joseph Alford

Set Designer - Alex Eales

Sound - Melanie Wilson

Author - Sarah Kane

Music By - Paul Clark