Benet Catty Productions

The Castle

Revival of the play by
Howard Barker

June 2013



Lighting Designer
Benet Catty

Sound Designer
Simon Perkin

Birmingham School of Acting

Gareth Cooper
Richard Hammond
Sorrell Hanlon
Josh Johnson
Tom Nunez
Victoria Vardy
Luke Vernon
Molly Waters
Sam Whitfield

With an outstanding cast of drama students from BSA, Benet staged Howard Barker's extraordinary and visceral play set during the Crusades in which the remnants of an army return to their village to discover that the women have taken it over. The struggle for power which ensues, and the changing relationships of the protagonists, have tragic consequences.

Featuring scenes of sex and nudity, a propulsive contemporary soundtrack and Benet's trademark choreographed scene changes, the production was perhaps his most extravagantly visual staging since HOWIE THE ROOKIE in 2009 and, similarly, played to standing-ovations.

Ben ranks THE CASTLE as one of the favourite productions - student or professional - of his entire career.


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