A Young Vic/ Théâtre de la Ville-Paris co-production co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), les Nuits de Fourvière/ Département du Rhône, Festival Grec 2011 - Barcelona and Festival d'Avignon
by Jon Fosse
English language version by Simon Stephens
Gallery seats now available
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THE INTERNATIONAL THEATRE COLLABORATION OF 2011.
The wind gathers, rising up suddenly.
Two men on a fragile boat, a trip to sea - a few drinks, a bite to eat - when one of them decides to push on to the open ocean.
Suddenly there they are: among the distant islands, the threatening fog and gathering swell of the sea, bound together on an odyssey into the unknown.
France's leading film, opera and theatre director
Patrice Chéreau (La Reine Margot) directs
Simon Stephens' (Punk Rock, Lyric Hammersmith) version of Jon Fosse's (Ibsen Award 2010) contemporary fable.
'Patrice Chéreau is a masterful director... he charms, challenges and provokes'
26 - 29 May Wiener Festwochen (Vienna Festival) www.festwochen.at
3 - 11 June Théâtre de la Ville, Paris www.theatredelaville-paris.com
15 - 18 June Les Nuits de Fourvière (Lyon)
30 June - 3 July Barcelona Grec Festival www.bcn.cat/grec
8 -12 July Festival d'Avignon
Subsidised rehearsal facilities provided by the Jerwood Space.
The Guardian's Stephen Moss speak to Patrice Chéreau about his career and UK directorial debut
Holly Williams of The Independent anticipates 'the theatrical sail of the century'.
BBC Radio 3's Norman Lebrecht interviews director Patrice Chéreau.
Rupert Christiansen asks Patrice Chéreau 'What took you so long?' in The Daily Telegraph.
Brian Logan interviews playwright Jon Fosse for The Independent on Sunday.
Claire Shine meets Patrice Chéreau for the Financial Times.
Direction Patrice Chéreau
Artistic collaboration Thierry Thieû Niang
Design Richard Peduzzi
Costumes Caroline de Vivaise
Light Dominique Bruguière
Music Éric Neveux
Casting Sam Jones
Assistant lighting design François Thouret
Assistant Director Peter Cant
Literal translation Øystein Ulsberg Brager