Sarah Kane committed suicide at age 28, leaving behind radical and extreme writing of a rare violence, plays that highlight horror and rip our remaining illusions to shreds. The brutal echo of her work still rings out on stages around the world. Director Krzysztof Warlikowski is the blood brother of this tender, tormented soul from London.
A big admirer of Dostoyevsky, he goes straight to the heart of the matter with theatre that is capable of both unbearable tenderness and compelling violence, making Cleansed a veritable Way of the Cross replete with punishment, redemption and, at the close of the journey, purification. Perceptive, honest and courageous, Warlikowski and his actors, living incarnations of truth and generosity, take us very far indeed, bringing us to the throbbing heart of all things. Climb aboard for a journey to the end of night.
ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR
FABIEN WLODAREK (MUSICIAN)