How a Man Crumbled

How a Man Crumbled

‘Art is a cupboard! We are not cakes!’
DAniil Kharms

Dive head first into the absurd world of the Russian poet, iconoclast and false moustache wearer Daniil Kharms. 

Three bouffon-esque characters intent on telling ‘The Old Woman’ story let narrative escape them as comic vignettes, metaphysicalponderings and bouts of senseless violence provide constant distraction. 

Expressionist silent film meets grotesque slapstick in a world where clocks have no hands and a cucumber can kill a man.

WINNER: Physical Fest Audience Award

Nominated: Total Theatre Award


‘Ridiculous, hilarious, baffling and unnerving… an hour of sheer pleasure’ 

'Gleefully scabrous dissection of the work of Daniil Kharms'
The Herald ★★★★

'Kaleidoscopic - a mesmerising ocean of ludicrous dream sequences - absurd theatre at its best'
Recklinghauser Veitung

'Such a deep stare into the darkness of a human spirit would make any man crumble'
Moscow Gazette


performers Sacha Plaige, Jennifer Swingler and George Ramsay

Director Mine Cerci

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