Mistero Buffo


One of the most controversial and popular spectacles in postwar European theatre, its broadcast caused the Vatican to denounce it as "the most blasphemous show in the history of television".
Mistero Buffo at Arcola Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Started: Monday 5 November 2018
Closed: Saturday 17 November 2018
Running time:1 hr 15 mins
Age suitability: Not available

Background


WINNER of The Stage Edinburgh Award 2018.


Julian Spooner embodies over a hundred characters in a virtuoso performance, directed by Nicholas Pitt. Funny, tragic and always subversive, Fo's rallying cry for the disenfranchised is reimagined and reinvigorated for our 'gig' economy and post-truth world.


Synopsis


Nobel prize-winner Dario Fo spent thirty years perfecting Mistero Buffo, reworking well-known Biblical stories to skewer the rich and powerful.


One of the most controversial and popular spectacles in postwar European theatre, its broadcast caused the Vatican to denounce it as "the most blasphemous show in the history of television".


Now - after a smash-hit, sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe - Rhum and Clay bring their award-winning production to Arcola for two weeks only.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Monday 5 November 2018

Press night:Wednesday 7 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 17 November 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-00pm

Tickets


Previews:
£20, £16, £15, £10

Standard:
£22, £19, £15, £10

Cast


Julian Spooner

Creatives


Author: 

Dario Fo, translated by Ed Emery

Additional Material Nicholas Pitt & Julian Spooner


Composer: Jon Ouin
Director: Nicholas Pitt
Designer: Emily Bates
Lighting: Geoff Hense
Sound: Jon Ouin
Production: Arcola Theatre presents the Rhum and Clay production

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