Archive for January 6th, 2011


Sturdy Beggars’ Brain Drain season

Thursday, 6 January, 2011

Begins with all-male absurdist drama from Poland

Sturdy Beggars' season begins with Ivona, Princess of Burgundia

Sturdy Beggars Company, led by Alex Andreou and Brendan Jones, are always worth watching and their Brain Drain season should contain the usual mix of great performances and surprising plays.

Brain Drain will include three rarely performed plays from Eastern Europe, starting with an all-male production of Witold Gombrowicz’s Ivona, Princess of Burgundia, at the Network Theatre in Waterloo from 17th December 2010 to 30th January 2011.

This absurd black comedy is on for a four-week season from Wednesday 5 January at 7.30pm until Sunday 30 January 2011.

When Crown Prince Philip decides to alleviate his boredom by proposing to the most repulsive girl in the kingdom – the mute, sickly Ivona – he unleashes hilarious and ultimately deadly consequences of this impulsive betrothal.