• Demons

Event Details

Wed 17 Jun - Thu 18 Jun

Time: 7.30pm performance

Running Time: 1hr 40mins

Venue: The Fleeting Arms

Ticket Information: £10, £5 Full Time Students

Age Recommendations: 16+

Warning: Contains adult themes, Strobe Lighting & Dry Ice

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Producer: The University of York Department of Theatre, Film & Television in association with Common Ground Theatre & The Fleeting Arms.

Adapted by: Hannah Davies & Tom Cornford

Directed by: Tom Cornford

Designed by: Jessica Watson

Lighting Designed by: Roberto del Pino

Sound Designed by: Jon Hughes


A contemporary adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s novel by Hannah Davies and Tom Cornford

With students of the Theatre, Film and Television Department

What are you prepared to do to change the world? What would you damage? Who would you destroy?

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 1872 novel Demons explores a society in which the poor and powerless are governed by a tiny number of the super-rich, in which the young are disenfranchised and the old are secure and complacent. In the cracks between these extremes, a small group of activists begins to grow. They are determined to fight the grotesque inequalities that surround them. But how canthey change them and how far should they go? This contemporary adaptation relocates Dostoyevsky’s story to the present day and asks what we should beprepared to do to make a new world.

This TFTV production is funded by the generous support of The Sylvia and Colin Shepherd Charitable Trust and is produced in association with Common Ground Theatre and The Fleeting Arms.

A post-show discussion on contemporary radical politics and protest movements will take place after the show on Thursday 18th June at The Fleeting Arms. On the panel: Karen Graham from York's Alternative History, Graham Martin from York People's Assembly and York Green Party.