Kenny Wax Ltd in association with Cambridge Arts Theatre and Bristol Old Vic present The Belgrade Theatre's production of
A STUNNING NEW STAGE ADAPTATION INSPIRED BY FEDERICO FELLINI'S OSCAR WINNING MASTERPIECE
Monday 13 to Saturday 18 February 2017
- Presented at Belgrade Main stage
- Tickets: From £18 to £26 Concessions: £13 to £24
Prior to the West End!
From the Olivier award-winning Producer of West End hits Top Hat, The Play That Goes Wrong and Hetty Feather.
Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning La Strada is one of the all-time masterpieces of world cinema. This stunning new stage adaptation is directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre and Peter Pan National Theatre, Hetty Feather West End) and boasts a beautiful new score by Benji Bower, with songs performed by an international cast of actor musicians.
La Strada ‘The Road’, a metaphor for life, is a deeply impassioned tale of love and loss, set against the backdrop of a country still reeling from the devastating effects of the Second World War.
We journey into the heart of the Italian countryside where Gelsomina, full of the innocent spirit of youth, is bought by Zampano, a travelling street performer, to join his ‘strong man’ act. When the mismatched pair stumble across a ragtag circus and a daredevil tight-rope walker, Gelsomina finds herself caught between the two men, not knowing which way to turn.
Moving between the dazzling lights of the circus and the bare landscapes of rural Italy, this production of La Strada promises a fine theatrical feast for all the senses.
“Sally Cookson is fast becoming one of theatre’s most imaginative and distinctive directors.” The Guardian
“Sally Cookson, a new name for theatre lovers to watch out for.”
London Evening Standard
Running time: 2 hours including an interval
Age recommendation: 12+
Director Sally Cookson
Writer in the Room Mike Akers
Composer Benji Bower
Set & Costume Designer Katie Sykes
Lighting Designer Aideen Malone
Sound Designer Mike Beer
Movement Director Cameron Carver
Casting Jill Green CDG
|Sat 11 Feb||7:45pm||Sold Out|
|Mon 13 Feb||7:45pm|
|Tue 14 Feb||7:00pm||Limited Availability|
|Wed 15 Feb||7:45pm|
|Thu 16 Feb||2:30pm|
|Thu 16 Feb||7:45pm|
|Fri 17 Feb||7:45pm||Integrated Signed Performance||Limited Availability|
|Sat 18 Feb||2:30pm||Audio Described||Limited Availability|
|Sat 18 Feb||7:45pm|
The cast is superb, striking the perfect balance of complex, believable personalities and timeless archetypes
— What’s On
Vivid imagery and beautiful performances
— What’s On
Lyrical, poetic and choreographically close to perfection
— Leamington Courier
La Strada is a beautiful, mesmerising, poetic piece of theatre.
— The Reviewers Hub