La Strada

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£15.00 - £28.50
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Exeter Northcott Theatre - Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

2nd - 6th May 2017 at 19:30

From the Olivier award-winning Producer of West End hits Top Hat, The Play That Goes Wrong and Hetty Feather La Strada ‘The Road’, a metaphor for life, is a deeply impassioned tale of love and loss, set against the backdrop of a country still reeling from the devastating effects of the second world war. We journey into the heart of the italian countryside where Gelsomina, full of the innocent spirit of youth, is bought by Zamoano, a travelling street performer, to join his cheap ‘strong man’ act. When the mismatched pair stumble across a ragtag circus and a daredevil tight-rope walker, Gelsomina finds herself caught between the two men, not knowing which way to turn…

Frederico Fellini’s Oscar-winning La Strada is one of the all-time masterpieces of world cinema. This musical adaptation is directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre & Peter Pan National Theatre, Hetty Feather West End) and boasts a beautiful new score by Benji Bower with songs performed by an international cast of actor musicians. Moving between the dazzling lights of the circus and the bare landscapes of rural Italy, this production of La Strada promises to be a theatrical feast for all the senses.

Sally Cookson is fast becoming one of theatre's most imaginative and distinctive directorsTHE GUARDIAN

Sally Cookson, a new name for theatre lovers to watch out forEVENING STANDARD