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Creditors

Show:               'Creditors' By August Strindberg

                          In a version by David Greig

Presented by:  C Company 

Venue:              The New Theatre
Run:                  25 Jan – 6 Feb 2016

Role:                 Lighting Designer


In a holiday hotel by the sea, Adolph anxiously awaits the return of his wife, Tekla, and finds seeming solace in the words of a stranger, Gustav.

Creditors is a darkly comic, thrillingly intimate examination of seduction, betrayal, and the ways we never let go.

 

The deconstruction of Tekla and Adolphs marriage is mirrored in the journey of the lighting. As Adolph's confidence and hope fades, so do the lights until leaving all three characters in inescapable darkness.

 

Creative team:

 

Director - Aoife Spillane-Hinks
Set designer - Cait Corkery

Costume designer - Barbara Mc Carthy 

Sound designer - Ivan Birthistle
Lighting designer - Hanna Bowe

Producer - Aisling O' Brien
Stage manager - Chris Nugent
Production assistant - Hillary Dziminski

Photography & Graphic design - Ste Murray

 

 

Performers:

 

Ronan Leahy

Kevin Olohan

Susan Bracken


Production support by:

Rough Magic Theatre Company

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Images provided by Ste Murray (www.ste.ie)

February 01, 2016

The Independent - Strindberg's bilious take on passion

August Strindberg's vision of personal passion always seems to distil itself into a concentration of enmity. Physical passion between the sexes in his dystopian world can only lead to pain, even emotional death. But then Strindberg was writing from the experience of an emotional life that pushed him into a melancholic despair close to insanity.

January 27, 2016

Examiner - Greig’s destructive "Creditors" is a vicious treat

What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...“Underneath the nice clothes I'm completely naked,” Tekla says at one point. The same holds true for C Company’s production of ‘Creditors.’ For underneath Greig’s fine writing something nakedly destructive lurks, seen in this brave production that has the power to engage, to provoke and to disturb.

January 29, 2016

The Irish Times - A paranoid play that works like a chauvinist’s nightmare

Tastefully designed (with Cait Corkery’s muted set and Hanna Bowe’s fading lights) and sedately paced, it has the curious effect of giving an overblown play an underblown staging.

January 28, 2016

No More Work Horse - Creditors

The set for this play is quite impressive, with a hotel room being recreated complete with abstract art on the walls and brass light fittings above. It has the feel of a hotel in some exotic location, where the married couple have escaped to take a break from their daily lives.

 

January 27, 2016

The Reviews Hub - Creditors – The New Theatre, Dublin

A revival of August Strindberg’s Creditors opened to a full house in Dublin’s’ New Theatre. Commonly seen as one of Swedish writers Strindberg’s finest plays this powerful version was adapted by Scottish playwright David Greig.

February 01, 2016

Exeunt Magazine - Review: Creditors

Who is coming to collect their dues in Creditors? Could it be the playwright August Strindberg, the modernist master of Swedish theatre?

 

February 05, 2016

Tn2 - Creditors Review

Every so often The New Theatre in Temple Bar delivers an exceptional play. Strindberg’s Creditors falls into that category: it fascinates from start to finish, and provides the audience with a unique insight into the late 19th century Scandinavian psyche.  

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