The Six Sided Man will be performed at The Courtyard this September.
Luke Rhinehart’s original book, “The Dice Man” was published in 1971 and has been re-printed every year since. In 2000 “The Book Of The Die” (a sequel) was also published and together these have been reworked by the irrepressible Gavin Robertson for new performances of “The Six-Sided Man”
Gavin Robertson met with author Luke Rhinehart, after liaising back and forth with his literary agent in New York. After a two hour train journey north from NY, he disembarked in the middle of nowhere to find…no-one. Early thoughts that he had himself been the victim of a dice-decision somewhere in leafy upstate were dispelled when a pick-up truck drew up next to him. The next three hours were spent at Luke’s home, where Gavin actually did eat home-made apple pie cooked by Luke’s wife, Ann, and discussed ideas and copyright agreements! This new production has the blessing of the author and has proved to be as much of a cult play as it was 30 years ago…the book has always had a niche following, and in these days of recession, austerity and uncertainty, throwing the dice is just as relevant as ever!
This funny, gripping and thoroughly entertaining ‘play with movement’ has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival and this performance follows tours to USA, Israel, Hong Kong, Africa, Central America and sell-out shows in Australia.
The Six Sided Man is a dark comic, with tongue in cheek throughout, starring familiar Hereford face Nicholas Collett. A highly imaginative performance, a Psychiatrist decides to make every decision by following options given to the dice. As he delves further into giving up responsibility for his actions, and introduces a patient to the same idea, mayhem ensues and the rules become twisted…
Tickets: £13, Concessions £11