Next month, The Vaults Theatre will be playing host to a new adaptation of August Strindberg’s 1901 dreamplay – the story of a young woman who arrives on earth from ‘above’ to discover the mysteries of humanity.

Directed by Sarah Bedi, who has reimagined the story for a modern audience, the production looks to play on universal human doubts and anxieties, exploring the experiential nature of dreams and how we respond to our emotions. The cast includes Colin Hurley, Michelle Luther, Laura Moody, Jade Ogugua and Jack Wilkinson. Taking place as a promenade journey through the tunnels beneath Waterloo station, the immersive performance will allow audiences to follow the serpentine narrative that identifies the root of human suffering through an examination of modern life.

As well as marrying performance with live music, the production will use the architecture of the Vaults as the architecture of our minds (with scenography by Naomi Kuych-Cohen and Joshua Gadsby) to create a trail of public and private spaces containing fantasies of hope and disappointment, ultimately leading audiences through the labyrinth of the psyche.

BAZ Productions are known for responding to classical texts to create theatre in unusual spaces – and this adaptation looks to be another unique, site-responsive project.

dreamplay is on from Saturday 10 September – Saturday 1 October at The Vaults Theatre, London. Book your tickets now here.