26 June - 8 July 2012 Dorfman Hub
Chalk Farm Road
London NW1 8EH
For many of Shakespeare’s most tragic characters, love represents not an ascent into heavenly bliss, but a descent into hellish despair. So it’s fitting that Brazilian director Renato Rocha will be staging his exploration of Shakespeare’s most painful and poignant moments deep in the Dorfman Hub space beneath the Roundhouse.
This unique underground space will be be transformed into a dreamlike underworld that draws on the rich cultural tapestry of Brazil and will be suffused with stunning digital projections.
Featuring scenes from Hamlet, Othello and Romeo and Juliet and performed in promenade by a cast of London teenagers, The Dark Side of Love is an intense and atmospheric experience. The audience are encouraged to lose themselves in the action, whilst the characters lose themselves in the most extreme of emotions as they search for the light of love glimmering through the darkness.
Artistic Direction: Renato Rocha
Assistant Direction: Keziah Serreau
Design: Georgia Lowe
Lighting: Richard Williamson
Composer: Jules Maxwell
Video design by SDNA
Voice & Text: Michael Corbridge
£10 Previews (Tue 26 - Wed 27 Jun)
£5 Ages 25 and under (limited) available in person or phone only
Suitable for ages 14+
For further information visit the Roundhouse website