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.
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
Produced by BÉZNĂ Theatre.