The new Theatre Lab Company production at Sadler’s Wells.
A new play by Aletta Lawson based on the life of the dancer Rudolf Nureyev, directed by Anastasia Revi.
Rudolf Nureyev is dying of AIDS. Refusing to accept his fate, and in his desperate hunger for life, he invokes the ghost of Margot Fonteyn to find redemption. With Margot he re-lives his youth, his hardships, his destructive love affair with Erik Bruhn and his stupendous success as a dancer. But he and Margot see the past with very different eyes and gradually he is forced to confront himself – the biggest battle of his life. The journey that these two utterly different people – both blazing talents – embark upon is not only a love story of a kind, but is intricately woven from the very roots and fibres that made Rudolf Nureyev both a cantankerous child and consummate artist.
Theatre Lab Company, www.theatrelab.co.uk is an award-winning company renowned for striking visuals and imagery, devised experimental staging, visual storytelling and classical texts. Following their enormously successful productions of ancient Greek classics at Riverside Studios, they return to London this year. Recent notable credits include being flagged by critics for ‘Salomé’ at Avignon Festival D’OFF and the nomination of the Artistic Director, Anastasia Revi, for the prestigious National Theatre Awards of Greece 2009. She recently received the Women’s Award for Theatre in Athens in April 2016. Her production ‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare she directed at the National Theatre of Northern Greece is nominated amongst the 5 top productions of Greece for the Best Directing Award in October 2016. For more information about TLC visit www.theatrelab.co.uk.
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