Obsession

Barbican Theatre, London
2017-05-07 • 15:00

After Les Damnés, Ivo van Hove has created another screen-to-stage adaptation of a Visconti movie. I still can’t really see the point, all the more as the use of microphones deprives the endeavour of some layers of theatricality. Van Hove’s trademark rawness is still there — magnificently defended by a superb cast —, but the physical characteristics of the production create a sense of distance that keeps the audience on the outside.

Conceived and directed by Ivo van Hove. With Jude Law, Halina Reijn, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Chukwudi Iwuji, Robert de Hoog, Aysha Kala.

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