La Strada - Birmingham Rep
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★ Prior to a West End season ★

From the Olivier award-winning Producer of West End hits Top Hat, The Play That Goes Wrong and Hetty Feather.

Frederico 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.

 

Creative Team

Director Sally Cookson
Writer in the Room Mike Akers
Composer Benji Bower
Designer Katie Sykes
Lighting Designer Aideen Malone
Sound Designer Mike Beer
Movement Director Cameron Carver
Casting Jill Green CDG

 

a wonderful theatrical experience

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La Strada is a theatrical feast for the eyes and ears

Broadway World

"Beautifully told, in a way that does full justice to the genius of Fellini"

What's On Birmingham

"… (Director) Sally Cookson produces some of the most exciting and original theatre currently extant and you won't find a better example of it than La Strada”

Stage Talk Magazine

"Sally Cookson directs a fine ensemble in a witty and inventive high-wire production with a modern edge"

The Guardian

"Wonderful. I'd pay good money to see Cookson adapt almost anything…. It's a marvel"

The Times

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

The Guardian

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

Evening Standard

Ticket Information

From £15 (subject to availability).
Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

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Further Information
POST SHOW DISCUSSION
Wednesday 10 May, 7.30pm

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