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Caligari (2022) | New Diorama x Underbelly Edinburgh | August '22

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UNDERBELLY UNTAPPED AWARD WINNER 2022

From New Diorama Theatre, Underbelly and Methuen Drama

Tonight, a new Caligari comes to life – accompanied by a five-piece band.

Off West End Award-winning Chewboy Productions present their minty-fresh take on a German horror cult-classic.

Five actor-musicians reimagine the seminal silent film, this time with the doctor’s victims taking centre stage. 

Embracing the long shadows and broad brushstrokes of German expressionism, ChewBoy’s Caligari exposes parallels between post-war Weimar and the UK today – an ever-widening class divide, a subconscious need for a tyrant, and an unwillingness to rebel against deranged authority.  

CREATIVE TEAM

Written by ............................. Georgie Bailey

Directed by ................................. Lucy Betts

Lighting Design by ....... Chloe Stally-Gibson

Designed by ................... Hal Darling 

Movement Direction by ... Adrian Quinton

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ThreeWeeks

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The Scotsman

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DarkChat

NOMINATED
Best Director | DarkChat Awards

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Everything Theatre

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Wee Review

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Pick of the Fringe

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Culture Fix UK