Barbarians // Tooting Arts Club at The St. Martin's Building 2015

by Barrie Keeffe


director: Bill Buckhurst

lighting designer: Rob Youngson

sound designer: Josh Richardson


photographer: Cesare de Giglio, Simon Kenny


★★★★ ”The audience are made an oppressive part of these men’s world. Sitting around tables, in a low-ceilinged, dimly lit room, as if in a cafe where the food has died, the spectators prevent the characters from moving freely. Perched on tiered benches, as on terraces, they watch the youths locked out of the cup final, running at a metal fence as if at the walls of a cage...Perfect for this storming revival” The Observer

★★★★ “Having commandeered the abandoned many-storied building that used to be home to Central St Martins Art School, this superlative revival feels like fictive time-travel back to the era of punk and head-banging desperation” Independent

★★★★ “A high quality evening of site responsive theatre” Evening Standard

★★★★ “Spread over a couple of floors in the derelict former home of Central St Martins, it leaves you punchdrunk” What’s On Stage

★★★★ ”An intimate and immersive experience...the disused spaces lend another layer of atmosphere with graffiti on the walls, ramshackle furniture and a sense of decay all around” The Arts Desk

★★★★ Time Out

★★★★ The Stage