Obsession

Barbican/Toneelgroep Amsterdam
based on the film by Luchino Visconti

19 April 2017 - 20 May 2017 / 19:45, 14:30, 15:00, 19:00
Theatre

'Jude Law broods compellingly in Ivo van Hove’s production'
Financial Times

'Motored by artful, physical performances from Jude Law and Halina Reijn as lovers-turned-killers, this tale of two car crashes becomes a slow-motion collision onstage.'
Variety

'Beautifully acted by all… it is imaginative, alienating and strangely compelling theatre.'
Neil Norman for the Daily Express

'Law and Halina Reijn impress in Ivo van Hove’s stylish stage version of Visconti’s 1942 film … Law is muscular, moody and very good at conveying the brooding guilt that follows the story’s pivotal murder'
Michael Billington for The Guardian

'Law smoulders'
Dominic Cavendish for The Daily Telegraph

‘Viewers get a completely fresh take on familiar material and this gripping new adaptation of a movie classic, featuring wonderful central performances by Jude Law and Halina Reijn as the lovers, is one of those events.’
British Theatre Guide

'The acting is superb'
Nick Wells for Radio Times

'Ravishing, a watery world of drips and ticks, feverish bursts of opera and glistening slews electronics'
Andrzej Lukowski on Eric Sleichim’s sound design, Time Out

‘The most provocatively illuminating theatre director right now’
Los Angeles Times on Ivo van Hove

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