Lindsay Duncan, Hilton McRae & Emily Bruni to star in UK tour of August Strindberg's The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death - photo by by Michael Wharley and Design by Rebecca Pitt
The Dance of Death - photo by by Michael Wharley and Design by Rebecca Pitt

Casting has been revealed for the upcoming UK tour of August Strindberg’s The Dance of Death.

The piece has been adapted by Academy Award-winning playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz and will be directed by Arcola Theatre’s Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen.


The production opens on 31 May, with previews from 19 May, at the Ustinov Studio, Bath, then tours to Oxford Playhouse, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, before completing its run at the Arcola Theatre from 28 June – 30 July.

Lindsay Duncan stars as Alice alongside Hilton McRae as Edgar and Emily Bruni as Katrin.

As their 30th wedding anniversary approaches, Alice and Edgar are locked in a bitter struggle. They’ve driven away their children and their friends. Their relationship is sustained by taunts and recriminations.

When a newcomer breaks into the midst of the fray, their insular lives threaten to spin out of control. Laced with biting humour, The Dance of Death is August Strindberg’s landmark drama about a marriage pushed to its limits.

Oscar winning playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz reunites with Arcola Theatre’s co-founder and Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen for the world première of a thrilling new version.

The creative team is completed by designer Grace Smart, sound designer Daniel Balfour and lighting designer David Howe.

The Dance of Death tour dates and tickets

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath
19 May – 4 June 2022

Oxford Playhouse
7 – 11 June 2022

Cambridge Arts Theatre
14 – 18 June 2022

Royal & Derngate, Northampton
21 – 23 June 2022

Arcola Theatre, London
28 June – 23 July 2022

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