THEATRE company Cheek by Jowl has weaved its magic with one of Shakespeare’s rarest plays and brings it to Oxford later this month.
Périclès, Prince de Tyr, takes to the stage at the Oxford Playhouse, from April 24 to 28, the play’s only UK date outside London.
Navigating a stormy sea of pirates, kidnappers and goddesses, internationally renowned Cheek By Jowl sail from shore to shore in their exceptional new take on the Bard’s play.
Striking and vibrant, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, is a fable of a man who becomes estranged from those he loves.
A man who slowly and miraculously becomes reunited with them, more through fate than by his efforts.
It is about the mystery of love, loss and of love rediscovered after a painful and confusing absence. The embers dim and glow in some of the greatest and most moving scenes Shakespeare ever wrote.
Following on from 2017’s A Winter’s Tale, and featuring Cheek by Jowl’s French ensemble, last seen at Oxford Playhouse in the thrilling Ubu Roi in 2013, Périclès, Prince De Tyr is performed in French with English surtitles.
It is directed by Declan Donnellan, who was awarded the Golden Lion of Venice for his lifetime achievement in theatre, in collaboration with Nick Ormerod, they produce their first Shakespeare in French.
Tickets for Périclès, Prince De Tyr at Oxford Playhouse start at £10 and are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or go to oxfordplayhouse.com