Culture > Events > Venus in Fur by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, 26.3-5.4.16
Event Date: 26th Mar 2016 | 15:00
Venus in Fur by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, 26.3-5.4.16
Baron's Court Theatre
Thomas has spent the day holding auditions for the female lead in his theatrical re-working of Sacher-Masoch’s novella of 1870, Venus in Fur. None of them is right for the part … but then enters Vanda, a late-comer to the auditions. When they enact some scenes, it emerges that she may be unnervingly suited to the role. Then, as they delve deeper into their ‘play-within-a-play’, the line dividing reality from its mimetic representation becomes dangerously blurred. Themes of submission and control – and their powerful influence on human sexuality – are explored in this daring (and often very funny) contemporary take on an enduring fantasy.