The Dead

The Pit, Barbican Centre
Silk Street, West End, Greater London EC2Y 8DS
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James Joyce's short story The Dead, first published in 1914 in his anthology, Dubliners, culminates in a moment of epiphany. At the Morkan sisters' grand dance and dinner party, a song heard by chance poignantly reminds a married woman of her first love, a young man who died for her sake. The consequences are far reaching, Using real-time, projected, photographic images to counterpoint the action on stage, Citta di Ebla's production is a strikingly contemporary and impressionistic reinvention of Joyce's novella, evoking both passion and nostalgia.

UK Premiere. Running time: 55mins with no interval. Age guidance 14+. Founded in Forli, in 2004, Citt? di Ebla plays a leading role in Italy's network of innovative theatre makers. This production, created by director Claudio Angelini and designer/photographer Luca Di Filippo, premiered at the Romaeuropa Festival in 2012.

Part of the London International Mime Festival (LIMF)


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