GORMENGHAST by MERVYN PEAKE
2ND - 5TH SEPTEMBER 2009
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John Constable has condensed the cult gothic trilogy Gormenghast in to a piece of theatre that provides opportunities for improvisation and imagination - Stables Youth Theatre trademarks.
Titus Groan is the reluctant heir to Gormeghast and to the stultifying life of his aristricratic family. Steerpike, a kitchen boy, sets out to win power by manipulation. He worms his way throughout the household, provoking discord and causing emotional conflict in Titus' sister, Fuchsia, and becomes the real power behind the throne.
We will also encounter the guts-and-chopper technique of Swelter the cook, the twittering mad twin aunts Cora and Clarice and the army of cats that accompany the monstrous Countess Gertrude