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THE SHEPHERD’S CHAMELEON Written by Eugene Ionesco

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Eugene Ionesco's The Shepherd's Chameleon

Written By Eugene Ionesco | Directed By Moji Kareem | Composed by Theo Vidgen

Written by the man who turned the world of comedy upside down, Eugene Ionesco.

This is your chance to escape the drudgery of everyday austerity and embrace the madcap world of absurdist comedy. 

In this fast-paced physical production, the playwright is the shepherd and the world of theatre a chameleon. Take a ringside seat and watch Ionesco take on his theatrical critics in a ridiculous battle of wits that you won’t want to miss.

‘A vicious circle can have its virtues too! So long as you get out of it on time!’ 


“A vibrant and knowledgeable production of a very high standard”
— ★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic.
Kareem’s surreal yet captivating combination of words, movement, sound, and props allow Ionesco’s point to emerge
— London Theatre Tickets
A sharp and effective play, directed with precision by Kareem
— ★★★★ A Younger Theatre
I applaud Utopia Theatre for bringing intelligent theatre to South London
— Remote Goat

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Written By Eugene Ionesco

Directed By Moji Kareem

Music Composed by Theo Vidgen

Produced by Irene Paganelli

Designer Kady Howey Nunn

Lighting Designer Miguel Vicent

Movement Director Gerrard Martin


The cast includes Thomas Solberg (Ionesco), Lucie Chester (Bartholomeus I), Olivia Nicholson (Bartholomeus II) and Sarah Sharman (Bartholomeus III). 


EUGENE IONESCO (1909–1994) was a Romanian and French playwright and dramatist, and one of the foremost playwrights of the Theatre of the Absurd. Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco's plays depict in a tangible way the solitude and insignificance of human existence. His work includes ‘The Bald Soprano’, ‘The Lesson’, ‘The Chairs’, ‘The Killer’ and

Later Event: 14 February
London Tales Directed by Moji Kareem