Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir (Aurores)/The Castaways of the Fol Espoir (Sunrises)
Opens: 23/08/2012 Closes: 28/08/2012 Lowland Hall, InglistonIbsen Award-winning director Ariane Mnouchkine is known for both her avant-garde and epic approach to theatre, the latter meaning her plays are rarely seen in the UK. Set aboard a life-sized boat (and with enough inter-textual references to make James Joyce blush), this production's daunting four hour duration should be tempered by the sheer imagination on display. For more information visit: http://www.eif.co.uk/folespoir Buy: http://www.eif.co.uk/folespoir
The Stage“Awe-inspiring attention to detail...” The 33-strong cast dive around... decorating the scene with snow, smoke, wind, backdrops, spotlights, classical music and some wonderfully over-the-top acting...
The Telegraph“The emotional involvement is utterly transfixing...” When the action stops, war lurks, the headlines bringing conflict into a dream of peace and co-operation. The stage world becomes so real that when the men are called up it is heart-breaking...
Financial Times“Charm, dynamism and breathtaking ambition...” The play brims with lovely details conveying both the huge effort and the absurdity of early film-making. The slapstick is simple and the silliness irresistible...
Guardian“It's a brilliant piece of theatre... ” I'd not wish to deter anyone from visiting this teemingly inventive show with its ensemble vigour, visual panache and pulsating score, embracing everything from Wagner's Ring to Respighi...
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