Written by Chloë Myerson
Directed by Nico Pimparé
Coming up in 2018

In 1900 Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams, a shocking piece of work in which he first discovered the unconscious, the oedipal complex and the cause of anxiety and neurosis in repressed memories. As the first piece of modern psychology, its impact is comparable to Darwin’s theory of evolution or Einstein’s relativity. Psychologists ceased to be confined to psychiatric asylums and concepts like ‘the unconscious’ and ‘the ego’ infiltrated language itself.

The theatre itself will be transformed into the conscious mind. At night (during the show) the repressed wishes, memories and desires banished to the unconscious (perhaps the bar outside) return to the conscious mind (the theatre) to roam semi-disguised in the form of dreams.

For this piece we’re pleased to announce a collaboration with Josh Field. Josh is a video artist, music producer and co-founder of SET ( He mixes ‘hyper-real’ video, found sounds and text to create unique pieces. He is interested in collaborating with us to expand his work into three dimensions and help us realise the experience of being ‘inside a mind’.

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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