Purgatory, some time ago. For 130 years Fyodor Dostoevsky has been haunting a tenement block awaiting judgment. Following notice of his eviction – and his increasingly fierce epilepsy – a bureaucrat questions his benefit claim, forcing Fyodor to settle his unfinished business and battle his demons; some of which happen to be his finest creations.
Wild, witty and utterly unapologetic, IDIOTS sees Caligula’s Alibi splash a corrosive streak of anarchic graffiti across the dusty pages Dostoevsky’s cerebral novel.
The production is the next step in Caligula’s development of ‘Contemporary Absurdism’ which aims to bring theatre of the absurd to the modern audience. IDIOTS is an atmospheric exposé of what it is to be a human, an artist and a speck of dust on the sleeve of the cosmos. All done with the company’s mischievous wit and cavalier charm.
Caligula’s Alibi are a theatre company and comedy troupe founded in 2012 by graduates of East 15’s BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre Course. The company strive to create bold new writing, free form comedy and high concept devised work. Patrons include theatre producer Peter Wilson MBE (Woman in Black – Fortune, Broken GlassVaudeville Theatre) and actor Desmond Barritt (Wicked, The National Theatre, RSC)
IDIOTS by Caligula’s Alibi
Written and Directed by Jonnie Bayfield and Will Cowell. Produced by Alex Murphy
11th, 13th February (20.30)
14th, 15th February (16:00, 20:30)
Leake Street, London SE1 7NN
Sunday 18th January 2015