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A woman in an orange dress hugs a suit that is being worn by an invisible person with only their hand showing

The Suit

After Can Themba, Mothobi Mutloatse & Barney Simon Adaptation, direction & music by Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne & Franck Krawczyk

A CICT/ Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord production A Young Vic, Fondazione Campania dei Festival / Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre de la Place– Liège co-production

This is an archived performance. No tickets are available for purchase.

Main House

★ ★ ★ ★ 
'Theatre as it should be.'
The Telegraph

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
'A masterclass...exquisitely performed, unbearably moving.'

The Mail on Sunday

★ ★ ★ ★ Sunday Times       ★ ★ ★ ★ Daily Mail        ★ ★ ★ ★ Daily Express


Following huge critical acclaim for the world premiere in Paris, directors Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne bring a company of international actors, singers and musicians to London to recreate Can Themba's hauntingly beautiful short story. 

In the dusty heat of a 1950s South African township, a young worker returns home to find his wife in bed with her lover. The lover escapes, leaving behind his suit. In revenge, the husband instructs his wife to treat the suit as an honoured guest. But how long can she endure this cruel and pitiless punishment?

Adaptation, direction and music by Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Franck Krawczyk

Light Philippe Vialatte

Scenic Elements and Costumes Oria Puppo

Assistant direction Rikki Henry (also on stage)

With Nonhlanhla Kheswa, Jared McNeill, William Nadylam
Musicians Arthur Astier, Raphael Chambouvet, David Dupuis

Peter Brook talks to The Sunday Times about storytelling and The Suit

Rikki Henry tells the Guardian how he wound up on stage after assisting Peter Brook

Audio described
16 June, 2:30pm

14 June, 7:30pm