LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI
2016/17 Edinburgh & New York
1916. In the trenches of the Somme, a soldier tells stories. That soldier is Saki. As he and his fellow soldiers bear witness to a world turned on its head, they find refuge in the bizarre world of the imagination - Saki's world.
Atticist's first play, by the award-winning children's author Katherine Rundell, premiered at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. It won the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award 2016 and transferred to New York's 4th Street Theatre in February/March 2017.
Saki was the pen name of early-twentieth-century satirist Hector Hugh Munro. Somewhere between Oscar Wilde and Roald Dahl, Saki’s creations are witty, absurd, and peculiarly optimistic.
Katherine Rundell is the author of The Explorer (Costa Children's Book Award), Rooftoppers (Waterstones Children's Book Prize), Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms (Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, UK: The Girl Savage), and The Wolf Wilder.
In memory of our friend Rudolph Greditor Slobins.
In two sell-out runs, LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI received 11 ★★★★★ and 6 ★★★★ reviews, including:
Phoebe Frances Brown
Direction Jessica Lazar
Set/Costume Design Anna Lewis
Lighting Design David Doyle
Choreography Ed Addison
Producers Bridie Bischoff and Tom Ford
Stage Manager (UK) Florence Walker
Additional Technician (UK) Hannah Fisher
Construction (UK) Charlotte Meakin
Publicist (UK) Chris Hislop PR
Publicist (US) Karen Greco
NYC badger image kindly created by Charlotte Cory, and used by permission of the artist.