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The Print Room

3-24 Nov 2012

UK Premiere

Nominated for 4 Off West End Awards including Best Director

This was my debut professional production.


Sodom. The day before the city’s total annihilation. Among the grimy tables of a run-down café, an angel tells Lot that God wants him to flee, before the city is obliterated. However, Lot’s irresistible wife has other ideas... As the angel and Lot’s wife embark on a dangerous game of seduction, cruelty and desire, we are drawn ever deeper into the dark and impenetrable forest that is the marriage between Lot and the bewitching woman he worships... A powerful and deeply moving reimagining of the biblical story of Lot, LOT AND HIS GOD subtly exposes the uneasy and ever more pertinent truth that giving sin permission is as guilty as sin itself...


“Knotty and muscular... Robyn Winfield-Smith’s shrewd, searching production is full of light and dark and boasts a quartet of terrific performances” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian


"Howard Barker’s short sharp shocker of a play receives its UK premiere in a confident deluxe-looking production by Robyn Winfield-Smith” WhatsOnStage


“The UK premiere of Howard Barker’s play Lot and his God has a mesmerising performance at its heart”
The Telegraph


“Howard Barker wants theatre to be an ordeal but this polished production by Robyn Winfield-Smith is anything but. Director Robyn Winfield-Smith encases Barker’s meaty poetry in cool performances and keeps this philosophical piece to a tight tempo.” The Stage


“The Print Room again provides a dark, dark comedy that would not be out of place at the National Theatre”
Broadway World


“A sensitive and energetic production of a witty and interesting play” The Public Reviews


“This sensational production is as seductive as its female lead” The Arts Desk

Presented by: The Print Room (Hereford Road)

Writer: Howard Barker (Best New Play nomination)

Designer: Fotini Dimou (Best Design nomination)

Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford

Composer & Sound Designer: Gregory Clarke

Drogheda: Justin Avoth

The Waiter: Vincent Enderby

Sverdlosk: Hermione Gulliford (Best Actress nomination)

Lot: Mark Tandy

Photography by Zadoc Nava

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