An Epic Tale of Greed, Violence and Cheap Sofas

The Wardrobe Ensemble, Bristol UK

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:00pm
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 9:00pm
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 9:00pm
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 9:00pm
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 9:00pm
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 9:00pm

(Throwback, Berkshire Fringe 2012)

Following their sold out run at the Berkshire Fringe in 2012, The Wardrobe Ensemble returns to the United States with their award winning physical theater play, RIOT.

In February of 2005 at the stroke of midnight, the British public punch, kick, strangle and eventually stab their way to £45 sofas and £35 bed frames at the opening of their favorite Swedish furniture store. An epic tale of violence, greed and cheap sofas, RIOT uses eyewitness accounts, newspaper articles and original music to expose the frenzied nature of consumer culture. A true story set in a lamp-lit flat-pack universe, RIOT is bursting with violence, romance, chaos and more characters than you can throw a meatball at.

“An anarchic comedy… deserves to be applauded for their darkly convincing portrayals of mass hysteria.” ★★★★ --The Scotsman
“A peerless performance” ★★★★★ --What’s On Stage
“Funny, stylish, poignant… a magnificently executed morality tale” ★★★★★ --Fringe Guru
“a stunning piece of physical musical theatre” --Berkshire OnStage
Pick Your Own Price Night: 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:00pm
Artist Talkback: 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 11:00am
All events are at
Shire City Sanctuary
40 Melville St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Get driving directions here.