The School for Scandal

Deborah Warner

11 May 2011 - 18 June 2011 / 19:15, 14:15

£16 - 50

 sold out

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'Wounded myself in the early part of my life by the envenomed tongue of slander, I confess I have since known no pleasure equal to reducing others to the level of my own injured reputation.' Lady Sneerwell

A searing lampoon of a society obsessed by wit, fashion and public reputation. With its glorious cast of characters including Snake, Sir Benjamin Backbite, Lady Candour, and the Surface brothers, this is a timely revival of Sheridanís high-spirited, comic masterpiece.

Barbican Artistic Associate Deborah Warner returns to the Barbican Theatre following her 2005 sell-out success of Julius Caesar. Her recent London productions include Mother Courage (National Theatre, 2009), Messiah (ENO, 2009) and The Waste Land (Wiltonís Music Hall).

'[Warner] Ö is making theatre that is an adventure, a journey of the mind, a discovery of other ages, other countries, other people, other minds.' The Sunday Times

Performance time: 19:15 (14:15 on 21, 28 May and 4, 11, 18 Jun)
No performances 6 or 13 Jun.
Running time: 3hrs 15min including 20min interval

World Premiere

By Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Directed by Deborah Warner

Produced by the Barbican
Co-produced by the Holland Festival
7 Jun, 7.15pm - Captioned performance
11 Jun, 2.15pm - Audio described performance

11 & 12 Jun
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