Cer·ber·us [sur-ber-uh s]
- Classical Mythology. a dog, usually represented as having three heads, that guarded the entrance of the infernal regions.
- a formidable and often surly keeper or guard.
Cerberus Theatre is a theatre company dedicated to producing a wide range of leading-standard theatre that is socially and politically relevant. Cerberus re-imagines classic plays, commissions new translations and develops contemporary new writing.
We aim to
- produce work that consistently entertains, inspires and challenges our audiences
- provide opportunities for established theatre practitioners to engage with the next generation of theatre makers
- present innovative plays and performances that exist uniquely within the medium of theatre
Founded in 2011, and registered with the Charity Commission in 2012, Cerberus Theatre produces a wide range of leading standard professional theatre that is socially and politically relevant. Cerberus re-imagines classic plays, commissions new translations and develops contemporary new writing.
In the spring of 2011 we produced the London premier of Holding Hands at Paschendale. Written by Martin Lynch, one of Northern Ireland’s most loved contemporary playwrights, the play addressed the humanity of men at war. Playing to universally tearful, but smiling audiences, it won the hearts and minds of both critics and the general public.
Later that year we produced the UK’s first professional production of Max Frisch’s Count Oederland. In the wake of the financial melt down and the London riots, the play captured the zeitgeist of the moment. It was both an audience and critical success, winning an Off West End Award and being nominated for three more. The production transferred to the Arcola Theatre in the winter of 2012.
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