London Fringe &
Jane Louise Arnfield
and Sarah Reed in
The Criminal Prosecution
and Capital Punishment
by Geoffrey Cush
and transfer to
Vincent Worth and Ricci Harnett
Michael Onslow and Charles Grant
"In Geoffrey Cush's brilliant new play.
Peter Benedict' makes bold use of
The Diorama's octagonal setting.
Dramatically expansive and
I was stunned by the visual impact of Benedict's production"
"Swiftean farce. It has comic verve and intellectual sinew"
Gregory Cox and Tim Heath
"An implausible idea
A remarkable performance.
"Might have been written in tandem with Jonathan Swift.
Towards the end though, Cush's collaborator might almost be Edward Bond"
A beautifully staged, powerful and at times grotesquely funny play"
"Grotesquely funny, it then becomes so disturbing that lunacy turns to horror.
A unique piece of theatre which Benedict has directed with courage and skill"
Blanche Marvin - LONDON THEATRE REVIEWS
translated by Noel Clark
The first professional production in English
of one of the great classics of French theatre
premiered at The Gate Theatre
Vincent Worth and George Staines
Christopher McHallem and Jasper Britton
"The integrity and sincerity of this production
does justice to the integrity and sincerity of the play"
Matthew Warman and Charles Simpson
Official International Festival
"Characters laid bare starkly and bravely"
performed the double-bill,
as part of the Official Festival,
later transfering to
The King's Head in London
PICNIC IN ETHIOPIA
JUDY PASCOE's monologue
A PICNIC IN ETHIOPIA
transfered from The Traverse to The Tron
"Daring, intelligent... an outstanding talent" Guardian
EXIT THE KING
Wendy Kloos & Mark Homer in Ionesco's EXIT THE KING
transfered from the fringe to the Wimbledon Studio
"Benedict's stylish production in which comedy is kept to the fore" Wimbledon Guardian