The Execution

1982

In 1881 Tsar Alexander II, Holy Father of All Russia, was assassinated by a group called The People’s Will. Written and performed in epic style, with haunting music, The Execution looks at the lives of the women and men who committed themselves to a course of action that was to change the shape of Russian society, and at how they grappled with the morality and politics of revolutionary violence.

  • Written by Melissa Murray

Cast

Richard Albrecht
Performer
Denise Armon
Performer
Chris Bowler
Performer
Jane Cox
Performer
Gillian Hanna
Performer
Stephen Ley
Performer
Mary McCusker
Performer
John Slade
Performer

Production Team

Sue Dunderdale
Director
Gemma Jackson
Designer
Lindsay Cooper
Music
Veronica Wood
Lighting Designer
Mel Nortcliffe
Technician
Dianne Robson
Administration
Sophie Gibson
Graphics

Places and dates

I.C.A., London
18/05/1982 - 05/06/1982
Clifton College Theatre, Bristol
08/06/1982 - 10/06/1982
Ralph Thoresby Community Theatre, Leeds
16/06/1982 - 19/06/1982
Battersea Arts Centre, London
25/06/1982 - 26/06/1982

‘The Execution is testimony to the still-striking standards of Monstrous Regiment.’
Benedict Nightingale New Statesman May 1982

‘One is all too rarely able to use the word ‘excellent’ in theatrical criticism. It is therefore with considerable pleasure that I pronounce The Execution to be precisely that.’
Fiona Ellis Gay News May 1982

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A selection of reviews