The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo / Judith: A Parting From The Body
Drama

Arcola

The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo / Judith: A Parting From The Body

25 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015

£12.00 - £19.00

Pro reviewers rating
2 reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0

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Love, truth, sex and war collide in this exhilarating double bill of plays by Howard Barker.

The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo
Isonzo is blind, witty and 100 years old; Tenna is blind, beautiful and just 17. On the day of their wedding a battle of wits commences in which bride and groom discover the other is far more of a match than they had bargained for...
Power-play abounds in this fearlessly imaginative one-act dark comedy
London premiere

Judith: A Parting From The Body 
On the night before battle, Judith enters the enemy camp to kill the Assyrian general, Holofernes. Her land is at stake - but what of her heart and mind?
A timely revival of Barker’s radical reimagining of this apocryphal story, which lays bare the complex sacrifices of human beings at war.
 

Arcola [Fringe,Off West End]

“Insightful, technically inventive staging breathes humanity and humour into plays by one of the UK's most uncompromising writers”

Tom Wicker (Time Out, The Stage, Telegraph)

“Heightened, illogical, with babbling spurts of language, loaded pauses, absurdist riffs... Utterly absorbing and unnerving. ”

Holly Williams (What's On Stage, Time Out, Independent)

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