In a celebration of the multi-textual, enduring influence of the story, progressive Polish director Krzystztof Warilkowski combines three contemporary works, in three separate sections for one new piece of drama.
Textual extracts from Lebanese-Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad, Sarah Kane's Phaedra's Love and J. M. Coetzee's novel Elizabeth Costello are woven together into a three and half hour play, performed in French with English surtitles.
Greek Theatre can be challenging at best: throw in Sarah Kane, French language and the kind of cutting edge productions for which director Warilkowski is known across Europe and this modern mash up of different Pheadras is an exhilarating prospect — spanning eras and cultures for a new piece of boundary breaking theatre, performed by an icon of French theatre.
|What||Isabelle Huppert plays Phaedra, Barbican|
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS | MAP
|Nearest tube||Barbican (underground)|
09 Jun 16 – 18 Jun 16, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
|Price||£16 - £50|
|Website||Click here to book via the Barbican Centre|