Adapted from Dostoyevsky’s novella, The Double.
A Bad New Days Production
A thrilling production, this adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece is part Charlie Chaplin, part mystery, part psychological thriller – and pure entertainment. This exciting work of physical theatre evokes the great slapstick comedies of yesteryear, but is fresh, mysterious and immediate.
An anxious government clerk meets a strange lookalike who is daring, romantic, and brash – a success at everything the clerk fumbles. Is it really his double, or could he just be paranoid? An ingenious Molotov comedy cocktail filled with laughter, obsession, and original live music, this Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning satire features the dazzling prose of Dostoyevsky, over-the-top physical comedy, and outrageously entertaining performances by a brilliant cast of three.
An outlandish riff on the eternal search for personal identity and social status, The Double will make you cringe with compassion… as you double over with laughter.
“Hysterical[…] It’s pure theatre, with none of the preciousness that term sometimes signifies and all of the exhilaration.” – Robert Cushman, The National Post
“Clever and engaging […] If Dostoyevsky foreshadowed Freud, this post-Freudian gang can mock him with élan. 3/4 *s” – Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail
“If you want to experience the joy of pure theatre then head down to see the Double. […]With the success of Spent last year and now with this stylish and madcap production of The Double, TheatreRUN has established itself as company whose productions you miss at peril to your artistic wellbeing.” – Christopher Hoile, The Stage-Door
“thrilling…ingenious…fast-moving, funny and psychologically complex. NNNN’s” – Glenn Sumi , Now Magazine
“That was me laughing out loud…I love to laugh at the theatre.” – Former Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson