“A wonderfully resonant text … with a humanist sweep that has stood the test of
time.” Financial Times
“A lucid and moving text about the moment when life forces you to say goodbye to
adolescence.” El Pais
My brilliant friend Kirstie, an ex-producer at the BBC World Service, is producing this play at the Riverside Studios in London, and which opens at the end of the month. I absolutely trust her judgement and her taste, and am already booked into see it. I suggest you do the same.
“Wilfrid learns of his father’s death while making love to a girl whose name he can’t remember. He returns to his father’s war torn homeland on a mission to find a place to bury him. Coached by an imaginary medieval knight and a speaking corpse, he ends up on a surreal journey of self discovery.
Although the play is rooted in Wajdi Mouawad’s personal experience of the start of the Lebanese civil war, his powerful script transcends the specific politics and transforms Shore into a story with a universal and epic dimension. The music for this production has been specially written by Nikola Kodjabashia, one of Britain’s top composers.
Mouawad is the most performed contemporary French speaking playwright. A truly original voice in international theatre, he spans the cultural gaps between Lebanon – the country he was forced to leave when he was eight years old – and North America and Europe.”
Riverside Studios, Studio 3, Crisp Road, London W6 9RL
Performances Tuesday 22nd March – 16th April 2011, Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Matinee Saturday 16th April at 2.30pm
Previews Tues 22nd March and Wed 23rd March (Tickets £10.00)