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The Prisoner

text by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne

Now playing until 4 Oct
Running Time: 1 hour 15 mins, no interval

The Prisoner

Somewhere in the world, a man sits alone outside a prison. Who is he, and why is he there? Is it a choice, or a punishment?

Peter Brook and his long-time collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne return to London with a provocative study of what it means to be free.

‘The most pioneering theatre director of the twentieth century’
Independent on Peter Brook

Asking profound questions about justice, guilt and redemption, The Prisoner brings together a cast of acclaimed actors from around the world to explore some of the most compelling issues of our time.

 

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Production: C.I.C.T. / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
Co-production: National Theatre; The Grotowski Institute; Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen; Yale Repertory Theatre; Theatre For A New Audience – New York

 

Talks and events

Adding Suffering to Suffering: Justice, Punishment and Repentance Wed 19 Sep, 6pm
Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne on The Prisoner Sat 22 September, 4pm
Exploring the Work of Peter Brook Mon 24 Sep, 2pm

 

 

The Prisoner | Director Peter Brook

Peter Brook, described as 'The most pioneering theatre director of the twentieth century’ by The Independent, speaks to Edinburgh International Festival about where the story of The Prisoner came from.

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Photography by Simon Annand

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