The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Stephen Sharkey, adapted from the novella by Leo Tolstoy

Attic Theatre Company, Merton Arts Space - immersive in Wimbledon Library, London, 2017

Director: Jonathan Humphreys

Lighting Designer: Jess Bernberg

Composer: Ben Pearson

Photographer: Claudia Marinaro

“effective cabaret-style staging... at first the atmosphere is a bit like a séance" – The Stage

"Merton Arts Space is one of those ‘blank canvas’ halls, where how much you make of it comes down to how imaginative you’re prepared to be" "a clever arrangement of circular dining tables ... bathed in a celestial glow from the lanterns in the middle, is most effective" – Essential Surrey & SW London

"At once eerie and welcoming, Grace Venning and Jess Bernberg’s brilliant design (set/costume and lighting, respectively) ... feels entirely appropriate for Sharkey’s revisioning of the material as a ghost story of sorts"– Alex Ramon, Boycotting Trends


" unusual and persuasive theatrical experience" "Clever staging transforms Merton Arts Space into a low lit club" – Culture Vulture

"The atmosphere is wonderful ... masterfully creating the impression that we’re witnessing a séance."– Theatre Box

"An unforgettable night ... a truly memorable experience"–


© Grace Venning

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