Tickets on sale this September

A new Complicité production directed by Simon McBurney

The world-renowned international touring company, Complicité, comes to Nottingham Playhouse with a brand-new production based on Olga Tokarczuk’s Nobel Prize winning novel.

“Olga Tokarczuk has created an extraordinary world that speaks to my deepest sense of the continuity between humankind and nature – a world where, like a mycelium web, all entities are connected deeply at the roots, unable to exist alone. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead is a tale about the cosmos, poetry, and the limitations and possibilities of activism. Tokarczuk is a prophet for our times who understands us in all our hilarity, messiness, cruelty and animalism, and it is a great privilege to bring to the stage what is surely one of literature’s most urgent accounts of being alive today.”

Complicité Artistic Director, Simon McBurney


“A new Complicite show isn't just a devised play: it's a theatrical event. At the company's inimitable best, it is a ticket to another world.”
Time Out on The Master and Margarita
“one of the most fully-immersive theatre pieces ever created”
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New York Times on Complicité’s award-winning production of The Encounter.



A Complicité co-production with
Barbican London, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Bristol Old Vic, Holland Festival, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, L’Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, The Lowry, The National Theatre of Iceland, Oxford Playhouse, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen and Theatre Royal Plymouth.