On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the Son of God

Various Artists

Thu 21 Apr 2011, Fri 22 Apr 2011, Sat 23 Apr 2011

Barbican Theatre

Klaus Lefebvre

Romeo Castellucci returns to the Barbican with a haunting new creation. As an uncompromising theatre maker, he creates work that is at once beautiful, powerful and at times unsettling to watch.

On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the Son of God explores the notion of Jesus as icon. The action takes place in front of a giant Renaissance image of Christ. Castellucci uses his signature theatrical language to question mystical and theological manifestations, in this powerful and unsettling piece.

The cast includes: Gianna Plazzi, Sergio Scarlatella, Dario Boldrini, Silvia Costa and Silvano Voltolina.

The concept, direction and staging are by Romeo Castellucci with collaboration by Giacomo Strada. The original music is by Scott Gibbons.

Together with Societas Raffaello Sanzio, this visionary director continues to inspire.
In 2009, bite and SPILL festival co-commissioned the UK premiere of Castellucci’s Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso – freely inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.

‘A different league entirely.’ Daily Telegraph 4* on Inferno

Performance time: 19:45

Running time: 60 minutes / no interval

Romeo Castellucci post show talk hosted by Dr. Dominic Johnson, 21 Apil at the Barbican Theatre (free event)

Photo credit: Klaus Lefebvre