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The Damned (Les Damnes) archiveLuchino Visconti's screenplay is the springboard for a ceaselessly creative production, which follows a family of German industrialists - the corrupt and debauched Essenbeck clan. With echoes of Greek and Shakespearean tragedy, their deepening collusion with the nascent Nazi regime puts them on a perilous path to destruction. Invited to direct the illustrious troupe of Comedie-Francaise for the first time, Van Hove and his long-time collaborator Jan Versweyveld populate the Barbican stage with a company of 30 actors and technicians. Archival footage and live recordings projected onto a screen form a counterpoint to the immense and involving action, the roving camera at times turned on audiences.


Presented by: Barbican
Producer: Comedie-Francaise
Director: Ivo van Hove
Design: Jan Versweyveld
Lighting: Jan Versweyveld
Costume: An D'Huys
Other: Tal Yarden (video)
Sound: Eric Sleichim
Music: Eric Sleichim
Dramaturg: Bart Van den Eynde
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The Damned (Les Damnes)

The Damned (Les Damnes) (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01224648561. Details of all The Damned (Les Damnes) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1066103174

Archive Listings

19 Jun 19
25 Jun 19
Barbican Centre
West End
Greater London

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