Written in 1997, Martin Crimp’s lurid, shocking and at times hilarious skewering of the traditional ‘play’ dives headlong into a deep pool of modern preoccupations: pornography, violence, sex, death, art, the media and more.
Riven with anger and passion, Crimp conjures 17 stirring fragments of loosely interconnected story, that offer up several different perspectives on the life of ‘Anne’, our amorphous, shape-shifting protagonist and her struggle – perhaps our struggle – to carve out her own identity in the modern world.
Having been translated into 20 different languages and performed worldwide, Attempts on Her Life is considered a modern masterpiece, a landmark text that tears up the theatrical rulebook and sets fire to the scraps. Directed by Kalungi Ssebandeke, Attempts on Her Life is performed by graduating students of Bristol School of Acting.
By Martin Crimp
Directed by Kalungi Ssebandeke
Designed by Olivia Jamieson
Lighting design by George Seal
Sound design by Dinah Mullen
- RUNNING TIME90 mins approx
- AGE RECOMMENDATION16+
- TICKETS£12 / £10
- VENUESpielman Theatre
Content warning: Violence, reference to self harm and suicide. Flashing lights, loud sounds and music. Drug use (weed) and cigarette smoking.
8pm (2.30 matinee on Saturday)
Members on sale 12:30pm on Wed 1 Feb
General on sale 12:30pm on Fri 3 Feb