Linbury Studio Theatre
at the Royal Opera House
Wed 16 > Sat 19 Jan
Wed, Thu, Fri: 7.45pm, Sat: 6pm
After-show discussion: Wed 16 Jan
Runs 80 mins / no interval
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Tel: 020 7304 4000
'…a show full of exquisite moments: Harlekin's floppy arms and legs contrasted with his wooden chest, a slapstick scene of ice-cream madness, a stained-glass window beautifully lit, a puppet being stitched together again to the strains of a Handel lament… this is a superior piece of work full of the waxing and waning of the moon, shadow-dancing, clowning, and the desperate knowledge that we are all fools in love' The Guardian
If God and the Devil were playing chess, Harlekin would be the chessboard.
Sinister, beautiful and rich in extraordinary images, this stunning spectacle reveals the darker side of Columbine’s commedia dell’arte lover, Harlekin.
Regular visitors to the Mime Festival since 1998, frequent award-winners at Moscow’s prestigious Golden Mask Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe, Anton Adassinsky’s Derevo stands at the forefront of new Russian visual theatre. Its mashup dada-mime-butoh-clowning style is nothing less than explosive.
Age guidance: 7+
photos: D. Hartwig, Roman Ekimov, Anna Bogodist