About the Show

Riksteatern presents

Sällskapsrummet

By Inspector Sands 


97 years go by in a flash.

An afternoon lasts an eternity

In a care home lounge somewhere off the A1, 97 year old Sigrid Duncker’s begins the last day of her life. But she cannot go quietly. As the radiators burn and Jeremy Kyle blares, rivalries, relatives and murderous impulses jostle for space on the Axminster carpet.

By teatime, a riot is brewing.
 



The award-winning Inspector Sands (A High Street Odyssey, If That’s All There Is, Hysteria) shine a spotlight on how we cope, or fail to cope, with growing old.

Following on from the success of ‘The Lounge’ in Edinburgh and at The Soho Theatre in 2015/16, Inspector Sands have been commissioned by Riksteatern to develop a cultural adaption of the show by the original creative team with a Swedish cast. 

Riksteatern is the National Touring Theatre in Sweden and will tour the show to venues across the country throughout 2019. The cultural adaption will see both companies work in a new way to translate and adapt the text so it becomes culturally relevant to audiences in Sweden. Inspector Sands will work with Riksteatern to recreate some of the development process involved in creating The Lounge, including working with local medical experts, care homes and care workers. 

 

Swedish cast and creative team

Performed by
MALIN ALM, GLORIA TAPIA AND ERIK MAGNUSSON

Directed by 
LUCINKA EISLER
 

Original cast and creative team 

Written & Devised by
LUCINKA EISLER, GIULIA INNOCENTI, LU KEMP & BEN LEWIS

Directed by
LU KEMP

Script by
BEN LEWIS

Performed by
GIULIA INNOCENTI, DENNIS HERDMAN & LUCINKA EISLER

Designer
JAMIE VARTAN

Costume Designer
YUKIKO TSUKAMOTO

Sound Designer
ELENA PEÑA

Lighting Designer
AMY MAE

Producer
CHINA PLATE

Now Booking

WhenWhere
17th Feb 2019 - 28th Apr 2019Swedish tour - various venues More Information