Robert Lepage / Ex Machina

The Blue Dragon

17 - 26 February 2011 / 19:45, 14:00

£16 - 50

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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

Presented in association with Cultural Industry

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