Dagestan (Scratch)

Date & time

Friday 16 October, 7.30pm
Saturday 17 October, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London E1 6LA
Telephone 020 7613 7498

Nearest tube: Shoreditch High Street


£7 (£5 concessions) | BOOK ONLINE

Ivan Aivazovsky,   1869

Dagestan is a place we go to fight for money. A place where we are paid to be filmed, and perhaps be killed.

Dagestan is an thrilling new play by poet and martial artist SJ Fowler, set in the shadowy world of global security. Enter the minds of private military contractors to uncover a culture of violence, gallows humour and moral uncertainty.

Image: Ivan Aivazovsky, Mountain Village Gunib in Dagestan. View from the East., 1869 (State Russian Museum)


Scratch performance

This is an early development showing of Dagestan. Sound, lighting and stage design will be minimal, and actors will be partially on-script. The purpose of a scratch performance is for the writer and company to learn things about the play before taking it into full production. As such feedback from the audience is very much encouraged, and forms will be handed out at the end. This is a chance to experience an exciting, innovative new work whilst it is still in development.


About the playwright

SJ Fowler is a poet and artist living in London. He has published numerous collections of poetry, most recently Enemies (Penned in the Margins, 2013) and {Enthusiasm} (Test Centre, 2015). He has produced poetry, sonic art, installation and performance artworks for Tate Modern, the Tate Britain and the London Sinfonietta. He is the poetry editor of 3:AM Magazine and also works as a martial arts instructor.

Behind-the-scenes in development rehearsals


Interview with SJ Fowler

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