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Co-produced by Marche Teatro and Cast. Supported by Arts Council England, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University and Theatre by the Lake.

Following the popular and critically acclaimed adaptation of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, imitating the dog turn their attention to Joseph Conrad’s extraordinarily influential novel, Heart of Darkness.

Written more than 100 years ago, amid the optimism at the turn of a new century, it’s a tale of lies and brutal greed and of the dark heart which beats within us all. Now re-sited in a timeless Europe, in a forsaken landscape lost to the destructive lust for power, it emerges as a tale absolutely for our time.


Adapted and Directed by Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks

Video and Sound Design by Simon Wainwright

Costume Design by Laura Hopkins

Lighting Design by Andrew Crofts

Music by Jeremy Peyton Jones

Sound technician – Ian Ryan

Assistant Costume Designer – Reggie Doherty

Research Collaborators: Elnathan John, Testament, Michael Greaney


Laura Atherton

Morgan Bailey

Keicha Greenidge

Morven Macbeth

Matt Prendergast

Show recording by Sodium

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