About the Show/Event
Information for The Seven Streams of the River Ota at Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End (Play). Tracing survivors and their descendants across five decades, this giant theatrical journey through time and space explores the way in which a few kilograms of uranium falling on Japan changed the course of human history. First staged at the National Theatre in 1996, Robert Lepage's masterpiece returns to London for just nine performances. Presented as part of a world tour, this new staging marks 75 years since the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. The performance will last 7 hours and includes two intervals plus a 45-minute dinner break and two pauses. Dialogue is presented in English, French, German and Japanese with English subtitles.
Approximate runtime 420minutes (including any interval).
Performers Rebecca Blankenship, Lorranie Cote, Christian Essiambre, Richard Frechette, Tetsuya Kudaka, Myriam Leblanc, Umihiko Miya, Audree Southiere, Phillippe Thibault-Denis, Donna Yamamoto.
Author Robert LePage. Author Ex Machina. Producer Chekhov International Theatre Festival Moscow. Producer National Theatre London. Producer Le Diamant Quebec. Company Ex Machina. Director Robert Lepage. Design Robert Lepage. Director Steve Blanchet (creative designer). Dramaturg Bibeau Bibeau. Music Michel F. Cote. Sound Michel F. Cote. Design Carl Fillion (original). Design Ariane Sauve (adaptation). Lighting Sonoyo Nishikawa. Design Keven Dubois (images). Costume Virginie Leclerc. Design Claudia Gendreau (properties).