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
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 'Theatre as it should be.' The Telegraph
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 'A masterclass...exquisitely performed, unbearably moving.' The Mail on Sunday
★ ★ ★ ★ Sunday Times ★ ★ ★ ★ Daily Mail ★ ★ ★ ★ Daily Express
THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL. THE CRUELLEST REVENGE.
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
Captioned 14 June, 7:30pm