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A bed is suspended high above the ground. Great shafts of light shine through the slats of the bed from above, reaching the middle of the image and fading away into the dusty, dark space below. Behind and around the bed, we can make out a forest scene: tall, thin tree trunks and branches and a bed of leaves or grass below. The image is flooded with an autumnal, brown-ish wash.


By Jon Fosse
Direction John R. Wilkinson

Monday - Saturday 7.45pm

Wed 21 & Sat 24 Feb matinees: 2.45pm

£10, £15 

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An ordinary businessman meets a volatile stranger in a park. So begins a fugue of splintered desires and mistaken meanings.

An everyday encounter unspools with enduring consequences. 

Genesis Award winner John R. Wilkinson directs this riveting and hypnotic play.  

When performed at the Young Vic in 2011, Jon Fosse's I am the Wind was described in the Independent as “Some of the greatest theatre I have ever witnessed”.

Cast and Creatives

Direction John R. Wilkinson

Designer Jo Scotcher

Sound Peter Rice


Established by John Studzinski in 2001, the Genesis Foundation works in partnership with the leaders of prestigious UK arts organisations such as LAMDA, the National Theatre, Royal Court, The Sixteen and the Young Vic. Its largest funding commitment is to programmes that support directors, playwrights, actors and musicians in the early stages of their professional lives.

The theme of art & faith increasingly characterises aspects of the Foundation’s work with choral commissions including James MacMillan’s Stabat mater and the sponsorship of the British Museum’s Living with the Gods exhibition.

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Direction John R. Wilkinson

Designer Jo Scotcher

Sound Peter Rice

Just announced: John R Wilkinson wins 2018 Genesis Futures Directors Award and will direct Winter by Jon Fosse. Read more on The Stage

Every performance of Winter is audio described

Captioned performance 23 Feb, 7.45pm 

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