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Gemma Brockis: An Execution (by invitation only) at Camden People's Theatre

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Time 19:15
Date 11/09/18
Price £15

Inspired by a Nabokov novel, created by Brockis with Shunt associate artists, An Execution invites the audience into a pop up prison to witness the frequently hilarious last moments of a human life.

Running from: Tue 11 - Sat 29 Sep.

Read the Run-Riot article by Gemma Brockis.

The prisoner’s fate has been sealed. Sort of.

Because if there’s one crime in this world that we can all agree deserves the ultimate punishment, it is this: Opacity. The prisoner is too opaque. Not at all clear. Far too complicated and worse than that, not real – not a real kind of person. You can’t actually put your finger on it. On what’s wrong. You want to but you can’t, they won’t let you which is just really annoying.

So at the end of the day we’ll have a beheading which should provide something concrete for us to move forward from. Some solid ground we can all agree on.

Because we can all agree on death.
We all share that.
That’s right – isn’t it?

Inspired by the brutal and mercurial writing of Vladimir Nabokov.
Performed in a cell shared by audience and performers.
Created by Gemma Brockis, Michael Regnier and the company.
Reworked from an earlier version that was Time Out Critics’ choice.

“A very special and at times shocking piece which in short is always brilliantly executed.” – Time Out

About the Company
Gemma Brockis has been creating alternative theatrical experiences for nearly 20 years. She is co-founder of the legendary Shunt and performed in all their productions. Her most recent work was Kingdom Come, a show about the English civil war for the RSC.

The cast includes Simon Kane and Tom Lyall.

COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Gemma Brockis: An Execution (by invitation only) at Camden People's Theatre at 19:15 on Tuesday 11 September. To enter the competition, send an email to with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: One pretty gruesome form of ancient Persian execution included trapping the victim inside two boats, feeding and covering them with milk and honey, allowing them to fester and be devoured by vermin. The question is... What was this practice called?
A: .1) Mazzatello .2) Ishikozume .3) Scaphism .4) Keelhauling