Kneehigh’s hugely successful Tristan & Yseult is revived as part of a major Celtic tour for the company. The production will open at Brighton Festival before travelling to Glasgow, Cornwall, London, Wales, Bristol and Galway as part of their international arts festival.
It feels particularly fitting to bring Tristan & Yseult to The Globe for Emma’s final Summer Season. Epic, ancient and deeply romantic, this show was surely created to one day sit within the curved and dynamic walls of The Globe.
Cornish King Mark is at war; he rules with his head not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister, or expected the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan.
The original tale of forbidden desires, broken hearts and the agony of choosing one human being over another. Seen through the eyes of the ‘Unloved’, Tristan & Yseult blends comedy, live music, grand passion and tender truths, in an irresistible night of love.
Written by long-standing company members Carl Grose and Anna Maria Murphy and directed by Emma Rice, this critically acclaimed production catapulted Kneehigh onto the international stage, and toured extensively in the UK in 2013 and USA during 2014-5.
The versatile cast includes Niall Ashdown (Brangian), Stu Barker (Musician) Omari Douglas (Lovespotter/Animator), Tom Jackson Greaves (Lovespoter/Animator), Kyle Lima (Frocin), Dom Marsh (Tristan) Pat Moran (Musician), Justin Radford (Musician), Mike Shepherd (King Mark), Hannah Vassallo (Yseult), Lizzy Westcott (Musician) and Kirsty Woodward (Whitehands).