Dance of Death


by August Strindberg

Translated from the Swedish by Michael Meyer

This was a Royal Shakespeare Company production of both parts of Strindberg’s Dance of Death.

It opened at The Other Place theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon on 3rd February 1978 and then transferred first to the RSC Warehouse theatre in Covent Garden where it opened on 7th March, and then to the Aldwych Theatre, the RSC’s London home, where it opened on 4th April and played in repertoire until 2nd September 1978.

Creative Team

Director John Caird
Set and Costumes Mary Moore
Lighting Leo Leibovici


Edgar Emrys James
Alice Sheila Allen
Kurt Alan David
Jenny Deirdra Morris
Old Woman Myrtle Moss
Allan Anton Lesser
Judith Lynsey Baxter
Lieutenant Michael Bertenshaw
For the second half of the Aldwych Theatre run the part of Allan was played by Richard Derrington