Heart of Darkness

Imitating the Dog present

Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad's classic, retold for today.

Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 May 2019

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: £12 & £14.75 Concessions: £9 - £12.75

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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.

The performers enter the stage, into uncharted territory. They are adrift with a story that they know they must tell. As they wait for the turn of the tide, the story unfolds like an animated Cinemascope graphic novel on the hanging projections screens above their heads.

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.

Contains strong language and scenes of graphic violence. Age recommendation 15+

Running time: 2hrs 10mins including interval

Wed 8 May 7:45pm Post-Show Discussion Limited Availability
Thu 9 May 1:30pm
Thu 9 May 7:45pm Captioned Performance
Fri 10 May 7:45pm
Sat 11 May 2:30pm
Sat 11 May 7:45pm

“Works amazingly well and is highly absorbing… The show raises lots of questions about imperialism and racism and the legacy of the damage it wreaked that is still felt today in many parts of the world”

Sheffield Star


Extraordinary production

Behind The Arras


Some of the most creative multimedia production we’ve ever seen

Break A Leggers

Conceptually breath-taking

The Stage

A hugely thought-provoking, contemporary retelling of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

There Ought To Be Clowns

An incredible piece of work, beautifully imagined and boldy interpreted

Small House Big Trips

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