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15 Jun 2017

Infamous biblical story retold with National Theatre Live: ‘Salomé’

LU Arts will host National Theatre Live: Salomé on 22 June, broadcast live from London’s National Theatre to the Cope Auditorium in Loughborough.

The story has been told before, but never like this.

An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

The Independent said, “Yaël Farber proves that she does riveting ritual intensity better than anybody else” whilst the Daily Telegraph focused on the show’s visual prowess: “It looks amazing – with restlessly rotating stages, slow-mo physicality, cinema-epic robes and tableaux vivants worthy of Caravaggio.”

Salomé shows at the Cope Auditorium, Loughborough University on Thursday 22 June at 7pm.

The performance has a certificate of 15.

Tickets are £10.00 and can be booked online here, or at the LU Arts Box Office at Loughborough Town Hall on 01509 231914.

For further information on the LU Arts programme, please contact Nick Slater, Director of Arts, on 01509 222960 or visit the website.