“Man wants two things: danger and play. Therefore he wants woman, as the most dangerous toy.” This is the story of Nietzsche and of Lou Salomé; independent, childish, intelligent, Nietzsche thinks of her as “a voice I have waited for since childhood”. Yet several marriage proposals later, he changes his tune. Merging documents, letters, poetry and devised theatre, ‘The Most Dangerous Toy’ focuses on the year 1882 and the relationship that drove Nietzsche into complete solitude and to write ‘Thus Spake Zarathrustra’, one of his most famous works. A most engaging play focusing on a girl too modern for the age she lived in, and the mystery of what occurred between them at Monte Sacro.
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall 3-18 Aug (not 5, 12), 7.05pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Charlotte Mortimer-Talman]