Presented by Kenny Wax Ltd in association with Cambridge Arts Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and The Belgrade Theatre Coventry
PRIOR TO A WEST END SEASON
From the Olivier Award-winning Producer of the West End hits Top Hat, The Play That Goes Wrong and Hetty Feather.
Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning La Strada is one of the all-time masterpieces of world cinema. This stunning new stage 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.
La Strada ‘The Road’, a metaphor for life, is a deeply impassioned tale of love and loss. We journey into the heart of the Italian countryside where Gelsomina, full of the innocent spirit of youth, is bought by Zampano, a travelling street performer, to join his ‘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…
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.
‘Wonderful. I’d pay good money to see Cookson adapt almost anything…. It’s a marvel’ - The Times
★★★★ ‘Sally Cookson directs a fine ensemble in a witty and inventive high-wire production with a modern edge’- The Guardian
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Stage Talk Magazine
Director Sally Cookson
Dramatist Mike Akers
Composer Benji Bower
Set & Costume Designer Katie Sykes
Lighting Designer Aideen Malone
Sound Designer Mike Beer
Movement Director Cameron Carver
Casting Jill Green CDG