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22nd February, 2020

Fahrenheit 451

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - University of London

Event Details

22nd February, 2020
End Date:
29th February, 2020
Theatre Peckham
£8 - £10

By Ray Bradbury

Adapted & Directed by Catherine Alexander
Designer Liz Ascroft

Devised by the Company

Studio Season
Forbidden Fruits

A Royal Central School of Speech and Drama production in association with Complicité Creative Learning.

Performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT, working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

Central’s Acting CDT course presents two new works devised by final year students. Directed by Complicitè Associates Joyce Henderson and Catherine Alexander, who have been with the company at pivotal moments in its rich 36-year history. They will be working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice course. This collaboration between Central and Complicité offers students a unique opportunity to work with professionals from one of the world’s leading theatre companies.

(The Studio Season includes Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Fahrenheit 451).


Our civilisation is flinging itself to pieces. Stand back from the centrifuge.

Ray Bradbury’s dystopian world is given theatrical life in this stylish and complex devised adaptation. Are we living the future that this iconic 1950s novel imagined? Have we become Bradbury’s anti-social beings who never interact on a meaningful level?

This ensemble show uses immersive sound design and stunning video to bring the tale of Fahrenheit 451 to life. This classic story has never been more important.

Performed with permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc. on behalf of Ray Bradbury Literary Works LLC ©1953, renewed 1981 by Ray Bradbury.

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