Cyprus Theatre Organisation

by Sarah Kane


From 26 January 2024

New StageTHOC Building - New Stage

Cleansed, Sarah Kane’s play that shook European theatre to its core at the end of the 20th century and is considered one of the finest works of the “in-yer-face” movement, continues in repertory. Performances of the production, which is directed by Euripides Dikaios, are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

In an enclosed space, six characters undergo extreme trials under the sadistic gaze of a doctor. Relationships of power and submission that open wounds and break bodies and souls. A traumatic environment where any attempt at sexual expression is doomed to failure. Cries of love at a complete impasse, covered by fears and distorted emotions.

Written in 1998, Cleansed is the third in a series of five revealing plays by Sarah Kane, one of the most controversial figures in contemporary British theatre. A unique example of verbal brutality, iconoclastic action and political reflection, it vigorously denounces the mechanisms of oppression and control used by social institutions and authorities that seek to undermine and ultimately eliminate any possibility of free expression.

The director Euripides Dikaios, who, with the support of an experienced group of actors, confronts Kane's raw and violent universe and takes on the particular challenge of how to represent the unrepresentable.


Nicosia | Thoc Theatre, New Stage
Friday (8.30pm), Saturday (8.30pm) and Sunday (6pm)

Limassol | Rialto Theatre
Friday 1 March 2024, 8.30pm


The performance contains strong language, scenes of violence, nudity, and simulated sexual activity.

Admission is strictly forbidden to anyone under the age of 18.

Minors will not be admitted even with the consent of (or accompanied by) an adult.


  • 24 February 2024 (Greek)
  • 1 March 2024 (English & Turkish)
  • 2  March 2024 (English & Turkish)