Sunday, 25 February, 5:00pm – ONE ONLY
Note: NTLive has special pricing
Yaël Farber’s play reimagines the unnamed woman in the Bible who, prompted by her mother, asked for the head of John the Baptist as a reward for dancing and stripping.
It looks amazing – with restlessly rotating stages, slow-mo physicality, cinema-epic robes and tableaux vivants worthy of Caravaggio.
A beautiful, mesmerising production. A bold new interpretation.
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.
It is one of the most notorious, most gruesome moments in the Bible, one of the most often depicted scenes in western art: the beheading of John the Baptist at the behest of the young woman we call Salomé.
UK 2017, 113 min, rated R13 (violence, sexual violence & content which may disturb)
Live performance stage drama
Directed by Yaël Farber
Starring Isabella Nefar, Olwen Fouéré, Ramzi Choukair, Paul Chahidi, Philip Arditti & Lloyd Hutchinson
National Theatre Live is an initiative operated by the Royal National Theatre in London, which broadcasts live via satellite, performances of their productions to movie theaters, cinemas and arts centres on the world. We are very lucky at Arthur’s to be able to offer this sensational bit of culture, art and entertainment to you.