Rambert School

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LAMDA Rules for Living

10/07/2018 - 18/07/2018

LAMDA: Rules for Living

LAMDA | Drama

Written by Sam Holcroft
Directed by Tinuke Craig
Performed in The Carne Studio Theatre

Everyone creates their own coping strategies, or rules for living. But what happens when a family gathers in the kitchen for a traditional Christmas lunch and they each follow those rules rigidly?

As each new scene is introduced with a fresh instruction (‘Matthew must sit to tell a lie’, ‘Edith must clean to keep calm’) the characters must continue to adhere to the rules, even as they accumulate alarmingly. Accusations fly and rivalries intensify as long-held mechanisms for survival are laid bare.