A music and theatre spectacle, The Dark Carnival features sixteen performers and musicians. They tell the story of newcomers to the afterlife who discover that death is not actually the end. Incredulous at their continuity, they form their own necropolitan community where every night is party night: songs get sung, love gets made and whisky flows.
Above the ground, the cemetery brims with life. But a mysterious event throws the lives of the living into uncertainty. When news reaches the cemetery, an underground revolution begins, led by the stoical Mrs Mark and her band of necropolitans.
Created and performed by Vanishing Point and A New International, The Dark Carnival will transport audiences into an unexpected vision of the afterlife full of long-lost lovers, half-hearted ghosts, and songs.
Vanishing Point, a co-production with Citizens Theatre in association with Dundee Rep Ensemble
Conceived, written and directed by Matthew Lenton
Songs and lyrics by Biff Smith
Music by A New International
Set and Costume design by Kenneth MacLeod
Lighting design by Simon Wilkinson
Director - Matthew Lenton
Malcolm Cumming (Robertson Trust Citizens Theatre Actor Intern)
Ann Louise Ross
">TICKETINGPlease note if tickets are sold out for your chosen performance, they may still be available from the Citizens Theatre website.
ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCESAudio Described Performance: Sat 23 Feb, 2.30pmBSL Performance : Fri 1 Mar, 7.30pm