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Obsession, dark secrets, and the cult of celebrity. What can you get away with in the name of great art?

Aslant Theatre Company announces the full cast and creative team for the UK première of Scarlet Sunday written by James Alston. Scarlet Sunday is Alston’s debut play, the two hander delves into the struggle to reconcile great works of art with the actions of their creators.

On a scorching summer’s day, art curator Yasmin arrives at an old house in the middle of nowhere in the hopes to shed light on the enigmatic life of the late great artist Ray Blackwood. There she meets Ava, the artist’s daughter, who guards a haunting secret intertwined with the mysterious painting “Scarlet Sunday.”

Scarlet Sunday is a mesmerising two-hander that delves into the struggle to reconcile great works of art with the dark deeds of their creators. Can we truly separate their art from their actions? Do we become complicit in their crimes by consuming their art?

Exploring the eerie connection between the cult-ification of celebrity and a culture of abuse, Scarlet Sunday promises an evocative and thought-provoking experience that confronts and challenges. In an age where the cult of celebrity’s dark secrets is laid bare, this bold new play delves into the uncomfortable truths behind our obsessions, echoing recent events and reclaiming power for those whose voices are often left out of the narrative.

Imy Wyatt Corner directs Camilla Aiko (Ava) and Sorcha Kennedy (Yasmin) with set and costume design by 2021’s Linbury Prize Winner, Cat Fuller. The creative team is completed by;Lighting Designer: Catja Hamilton; Sound Designer: Odin Orn Hllmarsson; Producer: Antonia Georgieva; Associate Producer: Frederick Zennor.

Listings

Scarlet Sunday:  28 February – 17 March 2024

Venue: Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common North Side, London, SW4 0QW

Tickets:  SCARLET SUNDAY - Omnibus Theatre (omnibus-clapham.org)