Go to What's On
The Watermill Young Company presents


By Mervyn Peake
Adapted by John Constable

Wed 11 Nov 2015 - Sat 14 Nov 2015

There is nowhere to go… You will only tread a circle, Titus Groan.
Everything returns… to Gormenghast.’

Gormenghast, a crumbling, labyrinthine castle in a world dominated by iron-clad laws and ancient decaying ritual. Titus Groan is the seventy-seventh Earl and heir to Gormenghast, with a longing for life beyond the castle walls. Steerpike is a lowly kitchen boy, with limitless, murderous ambition.

The Watermill Young Company brings to life one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable feats of imaginative writing. An epic melodrama of dizzying scope, wit and an array of fantastical characters.


‘The Watermill’s young company of actor-musicians pass the Shakespeare challenge with flying colours.’ Newbury Weekly News - Twelfth Night, 2014

The Watermill Young Company is generously supported by The Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation

Running Times
Act One: 45 minutes
Interval: 20 minutes
Act Two: 35 minutes

Directed by Seamus Allen
Designed by Toots Butcher
Lighting designed by George Seal