Thursday 30 March 2017, 7pm
(PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE. This event has been moved from 16 February to 30 March due to unforseen circumstances.)
Hungarian Cultural Centre
10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA
Robert Shaw for Inside Intelligence presents:
Portrait of the Artist as a Foaming Deathmonger by Tibor Fischer
We are proud to present the world premiere dramatisation of this brilliant story by British-Hungarian writer Tibor Fischer in a script-in-hand performance starring Chris New, directed by Robert Shaw.
'Portrait of the Artist as a Foaming Deathmonger' tells of a narcissistic, failed painter who decides to make his name via murder. He invents a manipulative "art form" he names the "grabby". Displaying all the writer's trade-mark brilliance in language and storytelling, this is the ultimate tale for the post-truth world, in which reality depends entirely on what the spectator chooses to believe. "Side-splittingly funny, Conrad with jokes." (The Sunday Times)
Tibor Fischer was born in Stockport in 1959 to Hungarian parents, both professional basketball players who had left Hungary in 1956. His first novel, Under the Frog (1992) was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction. It tells the story of a Hungarian basketball player, Gyuri Fischer, dreaming of escape to the West while on a tour in 1950s Hungary. It was followed by The Thought Gang, The Collector Collector and Voyage to the End of the Room. His latest novel is Good to be God.
Chris New is a multi-award-nominated stage, film and television actor. His stage work includes: Twelfth Night and The Comedy of Errors (Royal Shakespeare Company); Edward II and Hay Fever (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Bent, Prick Up Your Ears and Lingua Franca (West End; off-Broadway). He played Glen in the multi-award winning film Weekend.
Robert Shaw's recent stage work includes: the world premiere of POENA 5X1 by Abbie Spallen (Underbelly, Edinburgh); Product by Mark Ravenhill starring Olivia Poulet (Assembly, Edinburgh; Arcola, London); the European premiere of The Wanton Sublime by Tarik O'Regan (Arcola); the UK premiere of Happy New by Brendan Cowell, starring Lisa Dillon (West End); Three Women by Silvia Plath (West End; Assembly, Edinburgh; off-Broadway).