The Grand Ceremonial :: Fernando Arrabal
The Grand Ceremonial
Theatre production at Lyric Hammersmith London
Six-O-Six TC’s production was a British première of a macabre mid-’60s comedy of manners from the neglected founder of the ‘Theatre of Panic’, French-domiciled, Spanish playwright Fernando Arrabal. Directed by Gordon Anderson and designed by Shane RJ Walter, who was later to develop the enormously successful OneDotZero digital arts organisation. I collaborated on developing an eerie and unsettling soundtrack to mirrow the darkly humourous script.
“A compulsive (not to say convulsive), beautifully modulated, unsettling and dementedly funny evening of nightmare. Arrabal’s play makes a murky equation between sex and death, but the final impression is of deep compassion. An eye-opening revival.”