Dean Gibbons and the Knowledge of Death


Written and devised by Matt Rudkin and Silvia Mercuriali
Directed by David Woods
Video animation Simon Wilkinson
Funded by the Arts Council of England
Supported by The Basement

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A seemingly innocent conference lecture from a German scientist  soon reveals darker forces at work, as his rapidly evolving ape is kidnapped by a secret elite seeking to create ‘a better world for fewer people!’  Told through physical theatre, delicate puppetry and striking video effects, at the heart of this darkly comic show is a profound and urgent message; that a better understanding of the evolution of human nature is needed to avert the looming catastrophes.

Simply one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in ages… the show entertains, informs and charms in a way few others can or will.” Matt Ball, Camden People’s Theatre