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Striptease / Out at Sea

A politically-charged and bizarre double bill by master of the Theatre of the Absurd, Słavomir Mrożek. 

In Striptease, two men are periodically instructed to remove an article of clothing by a menacing disembodied being, while in Out At Sea three men try to apply logic to decide which becomes dinner for the others.

Originally co-produced with the Citizens Theatre as part of their Close Season in 2015.  

Performance dates

21 September - 22 September, 2017

Tron Theatre, Glasgow


28 September - 29 September, 2017

FIT Festival, Lugano, Switzerland


'Remembering lessions learned up at the close' Neil Cooper, The Herald, 29 September 2015

'Matthew Lenton's adaptations of two companion pieces by late Polish playwright Slawomir Mrozek focus on social control and human agency and interaction, shot through with absurdist humour'
★★★★ (Striptease) 
★★★ (Out At Sea) Across the Arts

★★★★ The Skinny

'The laugh-out-loud double-bill is a challenge and also a warning that leaves each to decide for themselves what true freedom looks like.'
Exeunt Magazine



Written by Slawomir Mrozek
Directed by Matthew Lenton 
Performed by Ross Allan, Robert Jack, Peter Kelly & Samuel Keefe
Stage Manager Neil Anderson 

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