20 Jan-18 Feb 2006. The stage adaptation of Angela Carters critically acclaimed novel, Nights at the Circus, premieres at the Lyric Hammersmith in a co-production with the Bristol Old Vic and Kneehigh Theatre company. Directed by Emma Rice, who also co-scripted the adaptation, Nights at the Circus is set in Europe at the turn of the 19th century. The world is alive with exciting possibilities and the atmosphere buzzes with sex, money, love and freedom. Natalia Tena plays the part of Cockney showbiz sensation Fevvers, a sexy trapeze artiste, whose improbable love affair with jaded newspaper reporter Walser provides the narrative thread of the drama. The role of Walser, whose mission it is to expose Fevvers as a fake, is played by Icelandic actor/director, Gisli rn Gardarsson. The original music was composed by Stu Barker. The play contains strong language and partial nudity. Suitable for ages 14 & over. Admission 25-10 Students 6
Free First Night 20 Jan. Previews 21-25, 27 & 30 Jan 9. Performances Mon-Sat 19.30 Matinees Weds 13.30 & Sat 14.30.
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