Robert Lepage superbly performs in this sequel to his 1985 breakthrough masterpiece The Dragons’ Trilogy , marking the return of that play’s central figure – artist Pierre Lamontagne – who resurfaces in Shanghai 20 years later.
Set in the effervescent paradox that is modern China, this new instalment focuses on Lamontagne’s encounters with a former student classmate and a young Chinese conceptual artist. As the lives of these individuals collide, unexpected doors open, bringing about fundamental changes for each of them.
A master of theatrical magic and leading theatre maker, Lepage is a regular figure in the Barbican programme, previously presenting shows including the far side of the moon , The Andersen Project and Lipsynch .
‘Robert Lepage is one of the most challenging and chimeric directors of our time.’ The Guardian
Performance time: 19:45 (14:00 on 26 Feb) Running time: 105mins / no interval
Performed in English, French and Mandarin with English surtitles
21 Feb Post Show Talk Richard Eyre in conversation with Robert Lepage
By Marie Michaud and Robert Lepage English Translation by Michael Mackenzie Directed by Robert Lepage Performed by Marie Michaud, Robert Lepage and Tai Wei Foo