A world untouched by death. Cain, a governmental minister, stands for order: for peace. His brother Abel advocates and spreads radical beliefs, which threaten to bring death into the world. Can he be stopped?
Lucifer - aka Lucy - offers Cain the answers, a brilliant journey, and a fatal choice. Once you see the unseeable, and know the unknowable, can you do the unthinkable?
Between two worlds, one story is told. Cain is a re-telling of the first killing: the murder of Abel by his brother Cain. Created by Blue Guitar with extracts from Lord Byron’s verse play, ‘Cain: A Mystery’, this production was made to wonder and worry over what is worth killing for.
Cain is an R&D performance, made up of contemporary text which was devised and written around Lord Byron’s Cain: A Mystery - a rarely staged closet drama, (meaning it was written to be read and spoken rather than performed onstage).
It has been created by performer Kay Dent and director Jesse Haughton-Shaw, collaborating as Blue Guitar.
This is Blue Guitar’s debut production, and is produced by Rebecca Gwyther.