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Cleansed (2017) was a theatre production by The National Theatre, based on the play by Sarah Kane. The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Oskaras Koršunovas directed it.


(Objekt ID 76045)
Object type Production
Premiere September 1, 2017
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on Cleansed by Sarah Kane
Audience Adults (from 18)
Language Norwegian
Keywords Drama, Theatre
Running period September 1, 2017  
Duration Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes, no interval
Website Nationaltheatret

At the website of The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Cleansed:

"A university campus is transformed into an institution for society's outcasts. Here comes Grace to ask for her brother's clothes. He is dead from an overdose injected by the 'doctor' Tinker. Tinker willingly receives Grace, and she admits herself to the sanatorium. Here, she meets a world in which the conditions of love are tested, and in which norms of the group are used to punish or harm the outsiders.

Cleansed was written in 1998 by the British playwright Sarah Kane, a year before she committed suicide. Her plays are about love, sexual lust, suffering, pain and death. Where Kane meets the Lithuanian award-winning director Oskaras Koršunovas, a strong, poetic and powerful performance is created on the main stage of The National Theatre.

Koršunovas had enormous success with the disturbing production Our Class the autumn of 2015. The critics all over gave top scores and called the production 'the most important of the year' and 'a story for our age'. The event won't be lesser when Koršunovas now takes hold of the text that has woken physical reactions from spectators at The National Theatre in London.

When Sarah Kane was asked why she had written such a violent play, the playwright answered: 'I don't write violent plays; I'm just trying to be completely honest'. And Cleansed is a shiningly honest text daring to show human darkness, not to mention the darkness of existence, also when it describes the force and power of love."


Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 24.08.2017

The National Theatre, www.nationaltheatret.no,24.08.2017, http://www.nationaltheatret.no/no/program/host_2017/Renset.b7C_wZjKWc.ips

Performance dates
September 1, 2017 19:30 – Hovedscenen, Nationaltheatret, The National Theatre Opening night