Its dystopian premise is this: its two characters exist in a world where a state-imposed law limits the number of spoken words they are allowed. The couple, Bernadette and Oliver, have to negotiate their daily lives, their love and intimacy, within these arbitrary constraints.
Now Steiner has adapted his play to a dance-theatre format, in collaboration with director Ed Madden and choreographer Kristen McNally with a score especially composed by Isobel Waller-Bridge. The new work is called The Limit.
Structured as a love story exploring the way we relate to each other within unimaginable constraints, The Limit fuses dialogue, dance and music in what is billed as 'a vivid theatrical experiment.'
Royal Ballet principals Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell take on the lead roles in all evening performances, while freelance dancers Hannah Rudd and Jacob Wye take over for all the matinees.
|What||The Limit, Linbury Theatre|
|Where||Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Covent Garden (underground)|
20 Oct 23 – 28 Oct 23, 19:30 Mats 21, 26 & 28 Oct at 14:30. Dur.: 1 hour approx no interval
|Website||Click here to book|