First there was the bailiff, and we broke the bailiff. Then there was God, and we broke God. And lastly there was cock, and we broke that too. Freed ground. Freed religion. Freed the body.
Itâ€™s a rainy day in middle England and Stucley returns home from War to find his land untended, his sheep wild and his wife in bed with a witch. In the absence of men, a new way of life has emerged. No religion. No class. No hunger. The women are in charge now. They have their freedom and theyâ€™re not going to give it back. Stucley orders the erection of a castle to restore order and revive the old way of life. Will he succeed or will he inspire more conflict?
Religion, ideology and sex battle it out in this brutally funny and hopelessly tragic modern classic from playwright Howard Barker. Rarely performed in the UK, six times Off West End Award nominated Space Productionsâ€™ exciting revival delves into a world where love is ugly, gender is tribal and in the fight for control, no one wins.
The Space is one of those intimate theatres where you feel that anything could happen
This is an excellent production, where every individual element comes together to create a glowing bang
A View from the Gods on â€˜Festenâ€™ – 4 stars
To celebrate 10 years of Space Productions there will be a Gala Performance of ‘The Castle’ on Saturday 14th October. Ticket price includes welcome drink and a post show party with the cast and crew.
There will be a post show Q+A on Thursday 19th October.
We are raising money to support ‘The Castle’ via our KickstarterÂ with a whole host of rewards including complimentary tickets, free drinks and even… a cameo in the show!
Running time: 120 minutes
Â£12/Â£10 (25% off adult tickets if booked before 15th September)
Â£20 Gala Performance
Design by Jon Owen
Photography byÂ @AmmarHajAhmad