Break of Noon

Finborough Theatre

Break of Noon

27 May 2018 - 05 Jun 2018

£18.00 - £18.00

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Noon at the sun. Noon at the centre of our lives

Ysé is at the centre of a romantic entanglement with three men: De Ciz, her unstable husband who is obsessed with business and will do anything to open new trade markets in the East; Mesa, devoted to his Catholic faith, but who was rejected for the priesthood and feels abandoned by God; and Amalric, a fortune-seeking explorer, and Ysé’s old flame, who seems to be pushing Ysé into other men's arms, whilst still hoping she will return to him one day…

Set in Hong Kong and China at the turn of the 20th century, against the backdrop of the age of Empire and the first whispers of revolt and decolonisation, Break of Noon follows the inner journeys of four people who together depict all the multifaceted faces of Love.

Claudel’s 1905, semi-autobiographical romance, based on a real love -affair with a married woman, and his experiences as French consul in China. 

 

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