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Cymbeline
On from 24 May 2007 till 23 Jun 2007
Barbican
by William Shakespeare a Cheek by Jowl Production
Genre(s): Drama, Classic

About: Cymbeline

Directed by Declan Donnellan
Designed by Nick Ormerod
Produced by Cheek by Jowl in a co-production with barbicanbite07, Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale, Festival de Almagro, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg
Supported by Arts Council England

Written when the playwright was as the height of his powers, Cymbeline is often thought to be Shakespeare’s most surprising and anarchic play.

An evil stepmother, an invading army, a headless corpse, ghosts and a divine visit from Jupiter hurtle us towards an astonishing conclusion in this compelling saga of politics, the supernatural and love, featuring one of Shakespeare’s greatest female characters – the sensual and impulsive Imogen.
Known for its distinctive performance style, Cheek by Jowl is a master at the art of vivid storytelling, through the explosive fusion of text and movement and music.

Running time: 160 mins / inc interval
Captioned performance 16 June 14:30

The Barbican Theatre is transformed for this production with a limited number of seats

Pre-show Talks 5 & 12 Jun

Reviews

‘A design of great ingenuity.’
Télèrama

‘Directed with devilish precision.’
Télèrama

‘Astonishingly beautiful.’
Télèrama Sortir

‘This production is a gift.’
Télèrama Sortir

‘A first class ensemble excel in this spellbinding production…close to perfection.’
Figaroscope

‘Declan Donellan presents this action packed play as a savagely dark powerful political drama.’
Le Figaro

‘Cheek by Jowl brings fresh life to the classics using intense vivid performances like a laser of light to set the text ablaze.’
The Guardian

‘A star performance. The place should be packed.’
The Sunday Times (on The Changeling, bite06)

‘One of the ten great theatre companies in the world.’
Time Magazine

‘One of the foremost European directors.’
Le Figaro

I cannot imagine a more delicate, luminous and emotionally piercing production of Chekhov’s drama than Cheek By Jowl’s.
The Times (on Three Sisters , bite07)

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