Wed 10 Mar 2004 – Sat 10 Apr 2004
10 March-10 April 2004
Oxford Stage Company at the Tricycle
Ron Cook, Joanne Howarth, Jasmine Hyde, Jacqueline Kington, John Light, Hattie Morahan, Fergus O’Donnell, Chike Okonkwo, Jamie Parker, Edward Peel, Paul Rider, Fred Ridgeway, Alan Westaway
“Irresistible … a fantastic black comedy … a complete must”Time Out
“**** A welcome corrective about the truths and lies of anti-Semitism and the shackles of memory and history”Financial Times
“****…teems with energy, ideas and sharp lines”The Times
“thought-provoking, ambitious… a vibrant revival” Mail on Sunday
“**** A welcome dose of the epic… a thoroughly entertaining piece of theatre” Metro
Peter Flannery’s epic fable spans forty years of post-war Britain and charts the rise and fall and rise of anti-hero Peter Singer, a Polish Jew. From destitute regugee, to corrupt landlord of a slum empire, to a high life in swinging 60s London, Singer meets success, disgrace, resurrection and redemption as he becomes a modern day saviour of the homeless.
A black comedy written in the Jacobean style, Singer is about the shifting sands of memory and forgetting, about revenge and forgiveness, and the way in which yesterday’s villains become tomorrow’s heroes.