Peter Brook - C.I.C.T. / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

11 and 12

5 - 27 February 2010 / 19:45, 14:30

£10-35 (£2 reduction on preview performances 5, 6, 8 Feb)

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FIVE STARS - Michael Billington
'What I admired most was the simple beauty of Brook's staging.'
   The Guardian *****

Directed by Peter Brook, this new play, which comes to the Barbican as part of an international tour, explores an extraordinary conflict in West Africa under French occupation. It shows how a dispute over whether a certain prayer should be recited 11 or 12 times leads inexorably to hatred and massacres. The question of violence and the true place of tolerance make this epic story more than ever relevant today.

Performance time: 19:45 (also 14:30 on 20, 25, 27 Feb)
Running time: 100mins / no interval
Latecomers will not be admitted

Age guidance 14+
Performed in English

9 Feb Post Show Talk
In conversation with Peter Brook and members of the company
Free to same day ticket holders

23 Feb, 7.45pm
Captioned performance

27 Feb, 2pm
Audio-described performance and touch tour

20 & 21 Feb
10.30am – 4.30pm
Bite Weekend Workout
Approaching 11 and 12

4-27 Feb The Directorspective: Peter Brook

Adapted from the works of Amadou Hampaté Bâ
by Marie-Hélène Estienne and Peter Brook
Directed by Peter Brook
Music by Toshi Tsuchitori
Lighting design by Philippe Vialatte
Costumes by Hélène Patarot

Antonio Gil Martinez*
Makram J. Khoury
Tunji Lucas
Jared McNeill
Khalifa Natour
Abdou Ouologuem
César Sarachu*
Maximilien Seweryn

Co-commissioned by barbicanbite10, London; C.I.C.T. / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris; Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw
Associate Producer William Wilkinson

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