Premiered in May 2012 at the Platform Studio theatre, London and then as part of the Accidental Festival at the Roundhouse London in May 2013.
"shocking and intellectual drama” — viewsfromthegods.co.uk
For your pleasure, three prisoners will compete for respect and survival in an invasive and brutal environment where privacy is a distant memory and freedom is a myth. Examined closely by the sinister prison guard and by our hungry eyes, they will ultimately descend deeper and deeper into paranoid rage.
The criminals’ idol will be executed in a month. How do you replace a god? Who will survive the fight?
Deathwatch explores Jean Genet’s inverted religiosity and investigates the needs for saints in hostile worlds.
Text: Jean Genet
Translation: Bernard Frechtman
Cast: Hugh John, Jackson Milner, Peter Clements, Christopher Wickenden
Director: Sînziana Koenig
Set and Costume designer: Robin Soutar
Light designer: Sam Tozer
Sound designer: Daniel Balfour
Co-artistic director of BÉZNĂ: Nico Vaccari