Heart of Darkness

Performed from Fri 12 — Sat 13 Apr


Following the popular and critically acclaimed adaptation of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, imitating the dog turn their attention to Joseph Conrad’s extraordinarily influential novel, Heart of Darkness.

Written more than 100 years ago, amid the optimism at the turn of a new century, it’s a tale of lies and brutal greed and of the dark heart which beats within us all. Now re-sited in a timeless Europe, in a forsaken landscape lost to the destructive lust for power, it emerges as a tale absolutely for our time.

This bold re-telling of Conrad’s classic is a visually rich, multi-layered work which fuses live performance with digital technology.

Their story is Conrad’s story, of the voyage into the perilous unknown. And, as we continue the journey, it becomes our story, exposing the dehumanisation that paved the way for the horrors of the 20th Century, and countless horrors yet to come.

The heart of darkness must be found. The story is impossible to tell, but it must be told.

Age guide 14+

Reviews of Heart of Darkness

What the press say


"... works amazingly well and is highly absorbing."

Sheffield Star

“conceptually breath-taking”

The Stage

“It’s radical in every way”

The Times

What the public say

Visually stunning, with great use of blue and green screens creating backgrounds and virtual settings, so the actors were simultaneously on stage and in the Congo, driving a car, walking down desolate roads, outside a concentration camp. To say it was a novel take on Heart Of Darkness would be a vast understatement; an adventurous and creative interpretation with truly great acting to complete the experience.

Buzz & Polly Rodwell

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