And in his 93rd year, Brook shows no signs of mellowing. Together with his regular collaborator, playwright Marie-Hélène Estienne, he returns to London to interrogate ideas of justice, guilt and redemption at the National Theatre. The Prisoner is a co-production with Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord and will transfer to the Dorfman Theatre after playing in Paris and Edinburgh.
Exposing and exploring what the full meaning of freedom is, the show is set 'somewhere in the world'. There is a man, alone, sitting outside a prison. Uncertainty and ambiguity rule as we must work out who he is, why he is there and whether this imprisonment is punishment or personal choice.
Brook and Estienne have brought together a cast of talents from all around the world, headed up by Sri Lankan actor Hiran Abeysekera, who was last seen at the National Theatre playing an especially impish Peter Pan.
Booking for The Prisoner at the National Theatre opens at 8:30am on Thursday 12 July.
|What||The Prisoner, National Theatre|
|Where||National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
12 Sep 18 – 04 Oct 18, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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