Following the success of last year’s fragile!, the Cherub Theatre Company returns to the Arcola with the British premiere of this riveting two-hander by David Lescot.
A French woman. A North African man.
One year: twelve encounters: twelve chapters to invent a new life.
Everything the Home Office needs to know.
His ascent to European citizenship. Her journey into the underbelly of the illegal immigrant inferno.
Equality, liberty, fraternity
David Lescot is a French playwright, stage director and a musician. He won the prestigious Prix Syndicat de la Critique in 2007 for Un Homme en Faillite (Broken) which played at the Traverse in Glasgow in a version by Ian F. Mcleod. Le Mariage premiered at the Théâtre MC93 Bobigny in Paris in 2003 under the direction of Anne Torès.
Michael Gieleta has a long track record of both operatic and theatre titles to his name. He is the Artistic Director of the Cherub Company London.
The Cherub’s mission is to nurture, develop and produce non-British dramatic works in the UK. It has been a creative and pioneering force since 1978. Its most recent productions include fragile! at the Arcola and Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams at the Finborough.
‘Karim Saleh, ‘the man’, presents a compelling cocktail of deep desires and smouldering passions, consternation and frustration…’ The British Theatre Guide
‘As ‘the woman’, Miriam Heard (ethereally beautiful) is totally believable as her genuinely altruistic intentions, and pragmatism in learning about intimacy without getting intimate, begin to crumple, both in the knowledge that the way into her soul is much simpler than she thought, and the realisation that absence can explain so much more than presence.’ The British Theatre Guide
By David Lescot, in a translation by Ruth Bey
Directed by Michael Gieleta
Designed by James Macnamara