The Stepfather

By Arthur Pita
Inspired by country and death songs, Arthur Pita tells a macabre yet humorous tale of a sticky family situation.

In this twisted yarn the Candoco dancers are transformed into skittish characters who writhe their way through brazen dances and intimate interludes. With a ukulele, and a noose they unravel this murderous “dansical”.

Fans of both vigorously clever, tongue-in-cheek dance theatre and genuinely ghostly romance ought to be tickled and intrigued…
Time Out Magazine, May 2007

Very funny and most original
The Independent on Sunday, September 2007

Production details


Arthur Pita

Lighting Design

Chahine Yavroyan

Sound Design

Syd Funnell

Set and Costume Design

Simon Daw

Dress Maker

Sasha Keir


Bettina Carpi, Marc Brew, Nadia Adame, Jorge Crecis, Zoë Brown, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Natalie Ayton

Scenic Painting

Julie Perren

Design Assistant

Alex Kerr


Country Death Song, Confessions, Good Feeling, Gone Daddy Gone: Violent Femmes Ukulele Lady: Ethel Merman Je M'Ennuie: Mark Adler St.James Infirmary: Joe Primrose



Running Time

35 minutes