Odin Teatret — The Chronic Life

22 - 27 Apr 2014

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

 

Under the direction of their award-winning director Eugenio Barba, the groundbreaking Odin Teatret perform in London for the first time, presenting their latest piece The Chronic Life.

Twenty years from the present day, Europe is reeling from the effects of war. In troubled times, individuals from different walks of life come together, challenging each other’s hopes, dreams and disappointments. With a vibrant cast of characters ranging from Chechnyan refugees, to rock musicians, to a small boy in search of his father, this powerful work has enjoyed high praise from audiences and critical acclaim from the press as it has toured the world over the past three years.

Performed in six European languages (and additionally narrated in English), The Chronic Life showcases the extraordinary talents and diversity of the multidisciplinary troupe that make up Odin Teatret, who have been producing theatre since 1966.

The piece is dedicated to the Russian human rights activists Anna Politkovskaya and Natalia Estemirova, who were murdered in 2006 and 2009

Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R