Written by Chloë Myerson
Directed by Nico Pimparé
Sold out at Theatre N16 in July 2017

DEAD SOULS is Gogol’s unfinished epic satire of Russian society, the hilarious story of Pavel Chichikov’s twisted quest to acquire as many dead serfs as he can. It is a darkly comic novel about the power of the Capitalist system to turn human beings into numbers and the ways in which cynical individuals exploit this, eroding their own humanity in the process.

Featuring live video feedback and sound sculpture, Monkhead Theatre presents a nontraditional adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s 19th century masterpiece. Be prepared to explore the world beyond the stage, as we set our characters loose on 21st century London…

Everything Theatre ★★★★
“It is astounding that this is the first offering from Monkhead Theatre – it’s professionally done, well-rounded, smart, and so very funny – and absolutely needs a further run with immediate effect.”

London Pub Theatres ★★★★
“Dead Souls is one of the most ambitious fringe pieces I’ve had the joy of seeing, and for that, and for nailing a modern adaptation of a 160-year-old piece of Russian satire, I’d highly recommend it, and hope to see more of Monkhead in the future.”

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