A doorway to a new future is ready to open. We are the hinge of that moment. We will let the door swing wide.


On a beautiful spring evening - when both moons are full - two teenagers vow eternal love. It is a moment that will have cataclysmic consequences. Not just for them, but for the world on which they live. A world where Prom Night is a matter of life or death, where weapons are grown and trained like pets, and where a chosen few are hearing a voice. A voice that speaks of… Karagula.

Philip Ridley's new play is an epic like no other. Told in fractured timescale, it explores our constant need to find meaning. To believe we're here for a reason. To have faith in something. Anything.
PIGDOG teams up with D.E.M. Productions, in association with Soho Theatre, to bring this extraordinary and explosive play to breathtaking theatrical life.

Winner of Best Costume Design & Best Supporting Actress, OFF-West End Awards 2017. 

Number 1 in TheArtsDesk’s stage tips: “This may well be my theatrical event of the year!” 


“Unlike anything else in London at the moment”


“Real brilliance… There is nothing else like it on the London stage.” 


“One of the boldest Off-West End endeavours to come to the stage in recent memory” – TheatreBubble

“The world of Karagula is completely convincing, and with director Max Barton and designer Shawn Soh, brilliantly realised.” – The BIG Issue

"The Philip Ridley play is wonderfully imaginative and is perfectly paired with the creative vision of director, Max Barton, and designer, Shawn Soh... Karagula is well and truly, out of this world." – The Huffington Post

“Taut, tense and terrifying” – The Times

“A fluent, sharp production by director Max Barton, with a design by Shawn Soh that reminds us of films from David Lynch to Star Wars.” – British Theatre Guide

“The imaginative staging and design matches the story in ambition... A seriously talented cast and creative team” – West End Wilma

“A rich and powerful story of terrible wars, ridiculous fanatics, and broken worlds.” – WhatsOnStage

“Max Barton’s direction shows a brilliant fluency of styles, its texture and inventiveness a solid match for the scale and variety of Ridley’s writing.” – The Stage