March 5-29, 2014
Sexy, funny, and intensely physical, Stockholm explores a love so passionate that it has become a prison, peeling back the skin of a dangerous romance to reveal dark and bitter truths.
Stock·holm: geographical nameˈstäk-ˌhō(l)m
city & port ∗ of Sweden on Mälaren Lake
Stock·holm syndrome: noun ˈstäk-ˌhō(l)m-
the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with, identify with, or sympathize with his or her captor
“descends into pitch darkness by carefully measured degrees”
“(Lind and Saudek) gracefully deploy their bodies in ways typically associated with Cirque de Soleil acrobats.”
“Christina and Richard sizzle onstage.”
“(Stockholm is) remarkable in its ferocity, stamina, and beautiful physical exploration of some darker areas of humanity”
“a bright and bold example of theatrical innovation”
About playwright Bryony Lavery:
Bryony’s play Frozen, commissioned by Birmingham Rep, won the TMA Best Play Award, the Eileen Anderson Central Television Award, was produced on Broadway where it was nominated for 4 Tony awards. Frozen is currently being adapted for film.
Bryony is working on the book for a Stage Musical Adaptation of 101 Dalmations, set to premiere at Chichester in late 2013. She recently wrote Beautiful Burnout for Frantic Assembly, which toured the UK in late 2010 before a run at St Ann’s Warehouse in New York in Spring 2011. Her play Stockholm (Wolff Whiting award), which she wrote for Frantic Assembly, toured the UK before a run at Hampstead Theatre, London in May 2008.
Other plays include Helen And Her Friends; Bag Family Album; Missing; Calamity; Origin Of The Species; Witchcraze; Her Aching Heart (Pink Paper Play Of The Year 1992); Wicked; Kitchen Matters; Flight; Nothing Compares To You; Opheli ; A Wedding Story; Last Easter; Dirt; and Thursday. Her work for BBC Radio includes No Joan Of Arc (Sony nominated); Velma And Therese, The Smell Of Him, Requiem and adaptations of Wuthering Heights, Lady Audley's Secret, A High Wind In Jamaica and The Lovers of Viorne for the Classic Serial, and Angela Carter's Wise Children.
Bryony is an honorary Doctor Of Arts at De Montford University. She was a director with John Retallack, of Performing Arts Labs Playwriting, and has been a tutor on Birmingham University's MA Playwriting course. Bryony was an Artistic Director of Gay Sweatshop and of her own company Les Oeufs Malades, and for two years she was Writer-in-Residence for The Unicorn Theatre for Children.
Cast & Crew
Cast: Christina Bennett Lind & Richard Saudek
Original Music: Estelle Bajou
Set Design: James Dardenne
Lighting Design: Mike Riggs
Costume Design: Kenisha Kelly
Sound Design: Janie Bullard
Stage Manager: Sofia Montgomery
Technical Director: Lou Albruzzese
Production Photographer: Russ Rowland
Promotional Photography: Nathaniel Johnston
Acro-Yoga Consultant: Matt Giordano
Fight Consultant: Emmanuel Brown
Additional Music: Warp and Woof Collective
Press: Richard Kornberg & Associates