World Premiere

Creditors

BY AUGUST STRINDBERG.
ADAPTATION BY HOWARD BRENTON.
DIRECTED BY TOM LITTLER.
26 April -
1 June 2019

Overview

“No, when you’ve been deceived, even just once, you arm yourself.”

Adolph, a young artist, is deeply in love with his new wife Tekla. She's intelligent, educated, and experienced. He loves her independence and sophistication. Sometimes he worries he's not her equal. But a chance meeting with a suave stranger in a seaside hotel shakes Adolph's devotion to the core.

Passionate, dangerously funny, and enduringly perceptive, Creditors is a wickedly enjoyable black comedy, regarded by Strindberg as his masterpiece.

August Strindberg is ranked alongside Chekhov and Ibsen as a master of theatrical realism.

Howard Brenton is a multi award-winning playwright whose plays have recently appeared at the National Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, and Shakespeare's Globe.

Tom Littler is Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre.


People

Dorothea Myer-Bennett
Tekla
Dorothea is a regular performer with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.
James Sheldon
Adolph
James has appeared in several shows with the Guildford and Oxford Shakespeare Companies.
David Sturzaker
Gustaf
David has performed in several shows with Shakespeare's Globe and the RSC, and was a regular on the TV show Doctors.

August Strindberg
Playwright
Howard Brenton
Adaptor
Tom Littler
Director
Louie Whitemore
Set and costume design
Johanna Town
Lighting design
Max Pappenheim
Music and sound design


Media

“A superb staging of strindberg's tragicomedy.”
The Stage
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“Splendid performances, a fine adaptation and first-rate direction.”
Act Drop
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“A deep and richly nuanced production.”
London Theatre 1
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“Director Tom Littler and the cast completely deliver.”
Pocket Size Theatre
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“The performances are remarkable.”
Reviews Gate
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“Watching this vibrant cast of three feint and parry with the greatest of all weapons – the human mind – was just rather delicious.”
Life in the Cheap Seats

 
Broadway World
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The Londonist
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The Spy in the Stalls
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