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The Wrestling School is a European theatre company based in London that explores the relationship between language, performer and audience through the work of Howard Barker.

Considered one of the major writers of modern European theatre, Howard Barker's plays fearlessly explore power, sexuality and human behaviour with a poetic and compelling language that is rich in ideas, beauty and dramatic violence. In his Theatre of Catastrophe each performance is a challenge in which actors and audience are inspired to find meaning and resonance from a multiplicity of interpretations.

The award winning Wrestling School has a reputation for outstanding productions of these texts, inspiring enthusiastic audiences with their highly theatrical and imaginative use of language, sound and image. 
                             " the most important buildingless company in Britain " 
                                                                                                                    The Independent 

A new Howard Barker play, In the Depths of Dead Love, a witty and poignant tale of a man facing an impossible dilemma, is being presented in London by The Print Room at the Coronet 16 January – 11 February 2017. Full details here.

Howard Barker's book Arguments For a Theatre has recently been published in a fourth edition. This collection of lectures and essays explore aspects of The Theatre Of Catastrophe.
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