Attempts on Her Life

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About this event:

Event type:
Booking required | In-person
£10 (£5 concessions) +bkg fee
Silk Street Theatre

Event information

At turns hilarious and shocking, Attempts on Her Life is a theatrical rollercoaster of twentieth-century obsessions.

Martin Crimp’s ‘17 scenarios for the theatre’ presents an intriguing array of nameless characters who attempt to invent the perfect story to encapsulate our time. As one says, “The point is that the search for a point is pointless.”

This highly original and ambitious work has been translated into more than 20 languages since its premiere at the Royal Court Theatre 25 years ago. Emma Baggott directs this Guildhall School production.

‘It speaks to the modern age … a work which implies virtually everything in modern society conspires to reduce our sense of self.’ The Guardian

Content Warning:

Please note this production contains adult content which is not suitable for children, including strong and discriminatory language, references to and possible depictions of death, murder, suicide, self-harm, violence (including sexual violence), child abuse, terrorism, pornography and drug and alcohol abuse. There will be flashing lights and loud noises.

Please also note that filming will be taking place throughout the space.


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Venue information

Silk Street Theatre, Music Hall and Lecture Recital Room are located in the main Guildhall School building on Silk Street and for Barbican produced events the venue can also be accessed from the Barbican if you exit via the doors next to Barbican Kitchen on Level G. 

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