Danilo - Alex Lanipekun
Dimetos - Jonathan Pryce
Sophia - Anne Reid
Director: Douglas Hodge
Designer: Bunny Christie
At the Donmar towards the end of it's run. Terry Gilliam and David Morrissey in the audience, as was Douglas Hodge, if that actually counts!
Man is the only animal to be trapped by time.
Exhausted by life in the city as a highly skilled engineer, Dimetos escapes to a remote coastal village with his niece and housekeeper in search of a simpler existence. Five years on, a stranger from the metropolis arrives to tempt him back with devastating consequences.
Athol Fugard’s powerful and deeply moving story about love, guilt and retribution explores faith in a modern world of moral decay
The staging of the suicide was very effective. Great performances from everyone and such a lovely theatre. It reminded me of Mrs Affleck in some ways but that may have simply been the desolate beach element. Far better staging, of course. A contemplative piece in the hands of a delicately confident cast and director.
Edited to Add: Douglas Hodge spoke about this production during his masterclass at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and he clearly had a wonderful time with his actors.