Running till the 4th Dec. The Print Room in Notting Hill is putting on Pier Paolo Pasolini's verse play Affabulazione - Fabrication - in my translation. It's a small theatre that has just opened "without a penny of public subsidy" as The Stage mentions. The play is directed by Lucy Bailey and Jasper Britton plays the main part:
The only two critics I've read have focussed their attacks on the language of the play - "lofty lyricism" (Evening Standard) "Jarring, unnatural blank verse...verbose, plodding and, frankly, more than a little confusing" (The Stage). Both critics rightly praise Jasper Britton's amazing performance.
(The three public performances I've seen so far I was delighted by the whole cast as well as the staging.)
It's the first professional performance of a Pasolini play in this country and a courageous debut for a small theatre. The book of the play Fabrication will be available from Oberon Books on 16th Nov.