Moscow ’s Chekhov International Festival returns to the UK with a forceful new production of The Tempest. Cheek by Jowl's Russian sister company brings to life this disturbing masque of power, control and illusion. With powerhouse performances and innovative interpretations of classic texts, Barbican Artistic Associate Cheek By Jowl continues to inspire audiences season after season at its London home in Silk Street Theatre.
Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s internationally renowned Russian ensemble were previously seen at the Barbican in Twelfth Night, Three Sisters and Boris Godunov.
‘A first class ensemble... close to perfection.’ Le Figaro
Performance time: 19:15 (also 14:00 on 9 & 16 Apr) In Russian with English surtitles
By William Shakespeare Directed by Declan Donnellan Designed by Nick Ormerod
A Chekhov International Festival production in association with Cheek by Jowl, with support from Théâtre Les Gémeaux Scène Nationale, Sceaux
Cheek by Jowl is supported by Arts Council England