Simple 8’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at Arcola Theatre

Simple 8 return to the Arcola with their new piece inspired by the cult classic 1920’s German Expressionist film. Book here:\Shadows dreams they’re all around us they’re everywhere!”Franzis Gruber a lowly bureaucrat lives a neat and ordered life in a sleepy provincial German town. When a travelling fair arrives full of clowns freaks magicians and sleepwalkers it drags Franzis into a series of nightmarish murders – spinning dreams into reality the imagined into truth and order into chaos.The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is one of the most influential films of all time: a box office smash in 1920 it came to define cinematic Expressionism and inspire Film Noir. Torn from the screen simple8 transforms the film into a fast frenzied fairground sideshow with a “pungently evocative and blackly amusing master-class in the art of poor theatre” (Time Out).”A company possessing the skills dedication and intelligence to create wonder”????? THE TIMES“simple8 specialise in creating theatrical riches on a shoestring.”???? THE INDEPENDENT”