Archives - Death and The Maiden

by Ariel Dorfman

Directed by Hugh Croydon

Friday 29th September – Saturday 7th October 1995 in the Auditorium

The play concerns Paulina who, fifteen years earlier, had been picked up by the police, blindfolded, tortured and raped. Her husband Geraldo is helped by a stranger when his car breaks down. Geraldo brings the stranger, a Dr Miranda, to his house, where Paulina becomes convinced that Dr Miranda is the one who tortured and raped her fifteen years ago. Husband and wife are caught in a gripping and passionate deadlock: one liberal and judicious, the other victimised and full of hatred.

This astonishing play had its world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in 1991.

Part of the Barn’s 1995/1996 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club


Paulina Salas-Jan Palmer Sayer
Gerardo Escobar-Dick Breeze
Roberto Miranda-Ian Armstrong

Creative team

Director-Hugh Croydon
Set Design-Jack Wood
Lighting Design-Louis Davis
Sound-Keith Price
James Rowles
Stage Manager-Brenda Newey
Assistant Stage Manager-Michael Barr
Set Construction-Clyde Wilson
Brian Moseley
Harrold Muncey
John Wight
Lighting Operator-Dianne Sells
Properties-Jean Amato
Iris Marshall
Prompter-Sylvia Townend
Production Secretary-Shirley Thompson

Musical instruments kindly loaned by Hill and Company, Welwyn

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