by Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949)
a Young Vic production directed
by Christopher Heimann
that nothing will happen to them because they have closed their
A young girl has drowned. Her body is carried home.
The village is in mourning. So why does her family seem unmoved?
Interior is filled with hesitant figures, guarded whispers and our
deepest fears. Maurice Maeterlinck won the Nobel Prize for literature
in 1911. His rarely performed plays, which include Pelleas and Melisande,
The Intruder and The Blue Bird, established him as a major innovator
and a leader of the symbolist movement.
'I longed to leap on to the stage and yell
"Stop!", in a futile attempt to prevent the inexorable
slide from happiness to despair.' * * * *
'This production is like watching a bullet fly in slow motion.'
Time Out London
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