Cross Purpose by Albert Camus

Cross Purpose by Albert Camus

  • 2013

Written by Albert Camus (trans. Stuart Gilbert)

Director: Stephen Whitson
Set Designer: Jenny Gamble
Costume Designer: Iona Russell
Lighting Design: Phil Hunter
Sound Design: Tim Adnitt

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“A carefully calibrated chamber piece… it can only crawl into life with a great central performance and a strong sense of atmosphere – both of which Stephen Whitson’s production is blessed with.”
~ Jonathan Lovett, The Stage

“Stephen Whitson’s valiant revival.”
~ Paul Taylor, The Independent

“Cross Purpose is a disorienting, dismaying and very funny play… under Stephen Whitson’s direction, the genius of Camus is brought forth by actors at the peak of their powers.”
~ Gary Naylor,

★★★★★ “expert direction by Stephen Whitson… an absurdly beautiful and horrifying piece of theatre”
~ Joe Crystal, One Stop Arts

“An existentialist delight… director Stephen Whitson knows how revive this play… this production is a real thrill to watch.”
~ Francis Grin, Reviews Gate

★★★★ “This is a dark yet comic production that expertly conveys the quiet eeriness of Camus’s text and provides perfect entertainment for a wet and windy autumn night. Just don’t walk home alone afterwards!”
~ Emma Curry,

“Director Stephen Whitson has created an atmospheric production which boats eccentric and thrilling acting from his team. What I most admired is the way he provoked exciting European performances from British actors. Whitson gets the tone of Camus’ absurdism right.”
~ Julia Pascal,

★★★★★ “Stephen Whitson has helmed a well-crafted production. This production undoubtedly deserves a larger venue and a longer residency. Dramatic performances rarely come better than this.”
~ Jonathan Grant, Whats Hercuba To Him?

★★★★★ “Director Stephen Whitson has put together a fine Cross Purpose. With strong performances by the cast, a fantastic set designed by Jenny Gamble and Ilona Russell’s stylish costumes, they deserve a 5 star review.”
~ Simon Lea, Camus Society