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Attempts on Her Life

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Image of four different woman's faces superimposed on each other, looking in different directions, against a black background

At turns hilarious and shocking, Attempts on Her Life is a theatrical rollercoaster of twentieth-century obsessions.

Martin Crimp’s ‘17 scenarios for the theatre’ presents an intriguing array of nameless characters who attempt to invent the perfect story to encapsulate our time. As one says, “The point is that the search for a point is pointless.”

This highly original and ambitious work has been translated into more than 20 languages since its premiere at the Royal Court Theatre 25 years ago. Emma Baggott directs this Guildhall School production.

Please note this production contains adult content which is not suitable for children, including strong and discriminatory language, references to and possible depictions of death, murder, suicide, self-harm, violence (including sexual violence), child abuse, terrorism, pornography and drug and alcohol abuse. There will be flashing lights and loud noises.

Presented by Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Creative team

Written by Martin Crimp

Emma Baggott director
Peter Butler set & costume designer
Adi Gortler movement director
Raniah Al-Sayed intimacy director
Ros Chase lighting designer
Levi Meehan Powell sound designer
Ryan Samuel Davies video designer

Amber Gadd
Francesca Gilbert
Stanley Kayley
Arnold Patrick Lumu
Prince Owusu
Miriam Petche
Curt Ray
Tristan Samek

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