The Stepfather

The Stepfather by Arthur Pita, Photography by Hugo Glendinning 2007

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”.

This is a work of perverse originality, fabulously staged and expertly performed
- The Guardian on Snow White in Black

Over the Top? Absolutely!
- The Observer

Production Details

  • Year: 2007
  • Choreography: Arthur Pita
  • Lighting Design: Chahine Yavroyan
  • Design: Simon Daw
  • Sound Design: Syd Funnell


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