The Young Man (Sandy Batchelor) starts to melt down in rehearsals of the play
The Ascetic (Anneli Page) and the Proud Youth (Conor Craig-Stephens) stand up to each other as they rehearse for the play
Old Man 1 (Robert Ashe) & Old Man 2 (Ian Macnaughton) rehearsing the opening scene of the play
From left to right: Young Man (Sandy Batchelor), Young Woman (Tara Crabbe), Child (Danielle Tabor), Mother (Shereen Grey)
Stephen Oswald directs a rehearsal of the ensemble cast of Comedy: a Tragedy in One Act
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6 May 2014
A Nikos Kazantzakis Play to be Staged for the First Time in the UK
Comedy: A Tragedy in One Act will be performed for the first time in the UK at Sadler’s Wells on 31 May 2014.
The play is being staged by the innovative emerging theatre company The Canting Crew and has been made possible with the support of Kazantzakis Publications, Ethnos Newspaper Group, EdmissionUK and EntertainingTV.
Kazantzakis wrote Comedy in 1909 while he was still young but it already explores some of the challenging and original thinking that was to mark much of his later work. More than 50 years on from his death, Kazantzakis remains a divisive figure and his religious thought continues to resonate in the context of today’s religious debate. Continue reading