The story of Salomé has been told many times over thousands of years. In 1892 Oscar Wilde navigated the Lord Chamberlain's ban on depicting biblical characters on stage by first writing his stage adaptation in French. By the time the English version of Salomé came to London it was celebrated as a salacious, shocking piece of theatre.
It has been revived numerous times, with different aesthetics and interpretations, most recently by Jamie Lloyd who presented Salomé as a sexed-up teen drinking blood. But this new production promises to tell the story as it has never been told before.
Director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs, National Theatre; The Crucible, Old Vic) brings a new version of Salomé to the National's Olivier Theatre. The ancient tale of a Middle Eastern princess sounds strikingly contemporary. Set in an 'occupied desert nation', with 'a radical from the wilderness on hunger strike' and, of course, the dancing girl. Expect a provocative interpretation that makes Salomé mistress of her own story.
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|What||Salomé, National Theatre|
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX | MAP
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
02 May 17 – 15 Jul 17, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Price||£15 - £65|
|Website||Click here to book via the National Theatre|