Romeo Castelucci


A few minutes before the show begins, each “actor” is given a police uniform and a headset device. When the curtain rises, the “actors” must meticulously carry out the orders they are given over the earphones. These commands are received individually. Each policeman learns his orders in real time. Each action is to be done within the time defined by the order.

The source of the orders remains offstage and cannot be seen by the spectators.

These men — called in from the street — are the unquestioned protagonists of the show, despite being unaware of it. Each of them, in order to participate in the show, has to sign a list of behavioural indications and promise to abide by it strictly. The rules set out their duties as “actors”.


Contains loud noises and themes of an adult nature.

Co-production: Societas, in co-production with: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, Printemps des Comédiens Montpellier 2021, LAC Lugano Arte Cultura; Maillon Théâtre de Strasbourg - Scène Européenne, Temporada Alta 2021, Manège- Maubeuge Scène nationale, Le Phénix Scène nationale Pôle européen de création Valenciennes, MC93 Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, ERT Emilia Romagna Teatro Italy, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Holland Festival Amsterdam, Triennale Milano Teatro, National Taichung Theater Taiwan

Conception and directing: Romeo Castellucci

Music: Scott Gibbons

With Valer Dellakeza and the Officers Luca Nava, Sergio Scarlatella

Collaboration in dramaturgy: Piersandra Di Matteo

Director’s assistants: Silvano Voltolina, Filippo Ferraresi

Standards written by: Claudia Castellucci

Technical director: Eugenio Resta

Stage technician: Andrei Benchea

Light technician: Andrea Sanson

Sound technician: Claudio Tortorici

Costumes: Chiara Venturini

Stage sculptures and automations: Plastikart studio

Costume creation: Atélier Grazia Bagnaresi

Latin translation: Stefano Bartolini

Production director: Benedetta Briglia

Production and tour: Giulia Colla

Promotion and distribution: Gilda Biasini

Organisation: Caterina Soranzo

Technical headquarters team: Carmen Castellucci, Francesca Di Serio, Gionni Gardini

Administration: Michela Medri, Elisa Bruno, Simona Barducci

Economic consultancy: Massimiliano Coli


O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College


14-15 Oct. 7.30pm


€30 - €40


90 mins., no interval.

Talking Theatre

14 Oct, post-show.
With members of the company.

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