Dublin Theatre Festival

Polski Teatr in Wroclaw

The Danton Case

By Stanisława Przybyszewska

Venue Project Arts Centre
Date 13 Oct - 16 Oct 7.30pm
16 Oct 2.30pm
Duration 2hrs 40mins

In a version by Jan Klata
Directed by Jan Klata
Dramaturgy Sebastian Majewski

Proudly supported by

'The Danton Case' Proudly supported by<br><br>A Ministry of Culture Poland
'The Danton Case' Proudly supported by<br><br>B Adam Mickiewicz Institute
'The Danton Case' Proudly supported by<br><br>C Polish Embassy In Dublin
'The Danton Case' Proudly supported by<br><br>D CRH

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Danton Case

The 'enfant terrible' of Polish Theatre, Jan Klata, crashes his way to the Festival with this truly anarchic, playful and idiosyncratic adaptation of a renowned Polish play on the French Revolution.

Set in Paris in the 1790s during the tumultuous days of revolt, The Danton Case mischievously plots the downfall of leader Danton by his arch rival Robespierre. In Klata’s hands this classic play becomes a theatrically rebellious investigation of post-communist Poland, using an historical prism to explore current political woes. With badly fitting wigs, bosom-busting costumes and chainsaw- wielding choruses, we watch the fall of one of the great leaders of the Revolution, in a series of grotesque cabaret-like scenes to a thumping punk-rock soundtrack.

Winner of a staggering 25 awards worldwide including the Grand Prix at the Kontakt International Theatre Festival, The Danton Case is an electrifying and highly entertaining theatrical romp.

Performed in Polish with English surtitles.

Contains nudity, scenes of a sexual nature and strong language.

In association with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute.

TALKING THEATRE: Jan Klata in conversation with Willie White. Oct 13, Post-show 10.15pm (approx.)

"One of the best shows I've seen in any language" The Guardian