Provocative Fringe hit, The Curing Room, in London transfer

The Curing Room

It’s not for the faint-hearted.

The Curing Room, David Ian Lee’s powerful and provocative play caused a huge stir at this year’s Fringe with brave performances from seven actors stripped bare on stage.

Now it transfers to London this autumn with a three week run at the Pleasance, Islington from October 21–November 9.

Set in spring 1944 and seven Soviet soldiers have been captured by the Nazis, stripped naked and abandoned in the locked empty cellar of a monastery in southern Poland.

Deprived of all resources and ties to the world they knew, the prisoners face the ultimate taboos – murder and cannibalism – in order to survive…

The Curing Room

The thriller shines a light on dark side of human behavior that is as old as humanity itself and was inspired by an allegedly true anecdote recalled in George Steiner’s seminal work The Death of Tragedy.

However, what precisely befell these seven men “in the last year of the war” will forever remain conjecture – as will the identities of the men themselves.

Written and developed in New York with a series of workshops and public readings.

The Edinburgh cast are all transferring: Will Bowden, Rupert Elmes, Tom Holloway, Matt Houston, John Hoye, Harvey Robinson and Marlon Solomon.

Presented by Stripped Down Productions, The Curing Room is directed by Joao de Sousa.

The Curing Room’s original trailer (contains adult content).

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