By BERTOLT BRECHT
Translation by PETER TEGEL
An anti-hero and cult artist at odds with the world
With an insatiable appetite for sex and booze, Baal lives his life for the moment. From stage to sewer he leaves a trail of devastation and recklessly dispensed lyricism in his wake.
Bertolt Brecht's ﬁrst play, Baal rages with the ﬁre of youth. Nothing escapes young Brecht's burning wit and self-immolating irony here. An anti-hero and cult artist at odds with the world, Baal indulges in ﬂeshy decadence spewing surreal poetry and bawdy libretto.
Drunken and depraved, he strips romanticism bare and throws it onto the shit-heap. The secretions that stain Baal's world glisten to reveal the excesses of youth and blind idolatry of creative genius.
This show contains strong language, nudity and scenes of a violent and sexual nature.
BEN WOOLLEY | Baal
DIRECTOR and DESIGNER | Robert J. Stanex
PRODUCER | Rebecca Chisholm
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR | Deborah Lean
PHOTOGRAPHY | Stephen Russell
SOUND DESIGN | Adam Coppard
LIGHTING DESIGN | Martin Walton
SET REALISATION | Oliver Levett
STAGE MANAGEMENT | Emma J Leaver
I can think of few amateur companies who would, or could, take on the challenge of Brecht’s first play but ever-versatile, adventurous Sedos have staged it with confidence, verve and a lot of talent.
- Tuesday 22 January 2019 7.30pm
- Wednesday 23 January 2019 7.30pm
- Thursday 24 January 2019 7.30pm
- Friday 25 January 2019 7.30pm
- Saturday 26 January 2019 2.30pm
- Saturday 26 January 2019 7.30pm