Cymbeline

Ninagawa Company

29 May 2012 - 2 June 2012 / 19:15
Theatre


Tickets:
£16 - 50

subject to availability
 sold out



Internationally renowned for his visually powerful adaptations of Shakespeare, legendary director Yukio Ninagawa returns to the Barbican with his eagerly-awaited production of Shakespeare’s romance tragedy, Cymbeline.

Full of sexual jealousy, tension, intrigue and magic, the play follows Princess Imogen, who has secretly married the lowly Posthumus for love. When the secret is out, she incurs the wrath of her father King Cymbeline, and becomes the target of the dangerous schemings of her evil stepmother.

Ninagawa’s previous directorial credits at the Barbican include Musashi, Hamlet, Coriolanus and a Kabuki Twelfth Night. Cymbeline is part of the World Shakespeare Festival, which is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival.

‘Yukio Ninagawa's Japanese Shakespeare productions have been among the experiences of a lifetime.’ The Guardian

Age guidance 12+

In Japanese with English surtitles

Directed by Yukio Ninagawa 
Cast includes Hiroshi Abe and Shinobu Otake

Presented by the Barbican in association with Thelma Holt, Saitama Arts Foundation and HoriPro Inc
 
ANA (All Nippon Airlines) Ninagawa Company's offical airline


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Part of Theatre & Dance - Jan - Sep 2012
Part of London 2012 Festival


Image from the Ninagawa Company's production of Coriolanus (Barbican, 2007). Credit: Hirotaku Shimizu





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