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VenueOld Vic Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From21st November 2004
To21st November 2004
What is currently on at Old Vic Theatre (V402)

The Soldier's Tale (L'Histoire du Soldat)

The Soldier's Tale (L'Histoire du Soldat)T01296251914
The Soldier's Tale (L'Histoire du Soldat) tells the Faustian tale of a soldier who sells his soul to the devil in return for infinite wealth, and explores the concepts of evil, duality and temptation. Stravinsky worked with the writer, Rumuz on this innovative work of music theatre in 1918 while living in Switzerland, surrounded by war-torn Europe.
Music Stravinsky
Lyrics Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz

Archive :: production:T01296251914, dance or ballet:S02023697903, venue:V402

Production details

The Motion Group intend to take this production to Baghdad in 2005 in an initiative to foster meaningful and sustainable collaboration with Iraqi artists in the post-war era, using a new Arabic/English translation, before bringing it back to London.


Producer Motion Group
Translation Jeremy Sams
Director Andrew Steggall
Performer Jeremy Irons (The Narrator)
Performer Eddie Redmayne
Company Philharmonia Orchestra

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