Franzis Gruber, a lowly bureaucrat, lives a neat and ordered life in a sleepy, provincial German town. When a travelling fair arrives, full of clowns, freaks, magicians and sleepwalkers, it drags Franzis into a series of nightmarish murders - spinning dreams into reality, the imagined into truth and order into chaos. 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' is one of the most influential films of all time: a box office smash in 1920, it came to define cinematic Expressionism and inspire Film Noir. Torn from the screen, simple8 transforms the film into a fast, frenzied fairground sideshow with a 'pungently evocative and blackly amusing master-class in the art of poor theatre'.
- simple8 Theatre Company
- Sebastian Armesto, Dudley Hinton