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is a short, sharp play, and one of the most challenging ever written. Whenever it is performed, it appears hideously timely. Man's quest for faith comes from an impulse bred of terror and of hope. If often leads to consequences as horrible as they are wonderful. Compassion breeds cruelty, redemption produces persecution. The play deals with extremes; faith is opposed by instinct, reason by emotion, male by female, chaos by order, West by East and life by death.' Peter HallPerformers Lee Haven-Jones, Greg Hicks, William Houston, Chuk Iwuji, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Renzo Murrone, Stefani Pleasence, Margaret Preece, Marie-Gabrielle Rotie, David Ryall, Rachel Sanders, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Clare Swinburne, Nicola Alexis, Ewen Cummins, Wendy Morgan, Richard Morris, Jax Williams.
Author Euripides. Producer Royal National Theatre. Adapted by Colin Teevan. Director Peter Hall. Music Harrison Birtwistle. Design Alison Chitty. Lighting Peter Mumford. Choreographer Marie-Gabrielle Rotie. Director Nikola Kodjabashia (music). Sound Paul Groothuis.
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