Joint creators of the Olivier Award-winning Betroffenheit, writer Jonathon Young and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Crystal Pite reunite once again with Pite’s company, Kidd Pivot, to turn their brilliant minds to Revisor, the comic play The Inspector General (known as “Revizor” in Russia) from Tuesday 3 – Thursday 5 March in a Sadler’s Wells co-production.
Taking Nikolai Gogol’s 1836 farce as a starting point, Pite and Young revise an archetypal comic plot to serve as the basis for choreography in a true hybrid of contemporary theatre and dance. In this UK premiere, eight Kidd Pivot dancers embody the recorded dialogue of some of Canada’s finest actors, exploring conflict, comedy and corruption in the potent relationship between language and the body.
Following its run at Sadler’s Wells Revisor will continue to tour internationally in 2020.
For Revisor, composition and sound design is by Owen Belton, Alessandro Juliani, and Meg Roe. Scenic design and reflective light concept is by Jay Gower Taylor; lighting design is by Tom Visser; costume design is by Nancy Bryant and Eric Beauchesne is assistant to the creators.