Pericles

Barbican

Pericles

06 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018

£28.00 - £28.00

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6 reviews

3.2 out of 5.0
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0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

To save his life, Pericles must navigate stormy seas, pirates, brothels, incest, shipwrecks, human traffickers and tournaments. But as the fireworks dim, and chaos resolves, loss and love reveal themselves.

Barbican Artistic Associate Cheek by Jowl’s French ensemble present their first Shakespeare in French

English surtitles

Ages 16+

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“The breathless, queasy pace of an out-of-control gurney shooting down a hospital corridor... Performances are universally strong”

Alice Saville (Time Out, Independent)

“Does succeed in making a slightly more gripping central storyline about loss and redemption, though some parts feel quite rushed”

Debbie Gilpin (Broadway World)

“A briskly ingenious evening (only 100 minutes) but one that robs the play of much of its unearthly magic.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Plays out like a flickering fever dream or a flashback, as his subconscious synapses fire and misfire.”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“The reunion scene is beautifully done... Fitfully very interesting but... not vintage Cheek by Jowl.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Arresting, imaginative and resonant... An imperfect, shape-shifting enchantment.”

Sam Marlowe (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Arts Desk)

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