Inferno Music


  • Start date

    Friday 25 October 2013

  • End date

    Sunday 27 October 2013

  • venue

    The Tivoli Theatre

  • time


  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    Stalls £11.50 (students/seniors/groups 8+ £10)

  • genre



By Thomas Bywater

Friday 25 - Sunday 27 October 2013, Starts 7.30pm

matinee Saturday 26th October 2013 at 3.30pm

Stalls £11.50 (students/seniors/groups 8+ £10) - no booking fee

The Tivoli Theatre opens its doors Halloween weekend 2013 for the first play in almost fifty years. This gripping tale of a mad scientist with a theatrical flair is sure to find your funny-bone.


A stage adaptation of the memoirs of, playwright and alchemist, August Strindberg – Inferno is the latest play by Thomas Bywater (Burrowden). Now marking the centenary of Strindberg's death, the play uses fin-de-siècle Paris as backdrop and means to explore the playwright's most enduring themes. The ‘Inferno Crisis’ was a turning point in his writing, marked by his inexplicable abandonment of wife, child and career in the Stockholm theatres for a life of ignominious toil and chemical experiments. His memoirs reveal a nervous breakdown, culminating in alchemical obsession and attempts at making gold.


Alec Westwood, is August Strindberg. Libby Beint and Rosalind Watt his despairing wife and daughter. Austyn Robb and Eliot Hardy are the private investigators, putting the pieces together again.

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