For a limited run of 18 performances the inimitable Fiona Shaw and dancer Daniel Hay-Gordon will perform one of the best loved poems in the English language, Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic The Rime of the Ancient Mariner at The Old Vic Tunnels.
A production directed by Phyllida Lloyd with choreography by the acclaimed Kim Brandstrup.
4 – 13 JANUARY 2013
Tuesday – Saturday, 7pm and 9pm
Sunday, 4pm and 6pm
N.B There is no show on Monday 7 January
This performance will last for 55minutes with no interval.
Entrance via Leake Street. For directions click here. Please note the box office and venue will open half an hour before the performance starts.
N.B All tickets include a £1 restoration levy
Main run: £26.00
Concessions: £10.00 (Under 26 only)
Phyllida Lloyd: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the theatre of our childhood – of rhymes and sticks and a rope – a world where small things carry vast meaning. Two performers make this story hang in the air for just a moment, to live on only in the memory of the audience. We premiered the work at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival earlier this year and are delighted to share it again with audiences in London.
Fiona Shaw directed Hans Werner Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers at the Young Vic in 2010. Highlights from her extensive acting career include Scenes from an Execution, Mother Courage And Her Children, Happy Days, The Good Person of Sichuan (London Critics’ and Olivier Award) and The Rivals (all for the NT); As You Like It, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Taming of the Shrew and Electra (Olivier Award) for the RSC; Footfalls and Medea (OBIE and Evening Standard Award) in the West End. She has worked extensively in film but may be best remembered for her role as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films. TV audiences will have seen her most recently in HBO’s hit series True Blood.
Phyllida Lloyd is one of Britain’s leading theatre and opera directors. Past work includes Mamma Mia! (West End, Broadway), the Tony-nominated Mary Stuart (Donmar, West End, Broadway), and she has just opened an all-female production of Julius Caesar at the Donmar. Film credits include Mamma Mia!, one of the highest grossing films of all time at the UK box office, and more recently The Iron Lady with Meryl Streep.
Multi award-winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup has created for the world’s leading ballet, opera and dance companies including The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Metropolitan Opera and Milan’s Teatro alla Scala. His own company, Arc Dance Company, was established in 1985. He last worked with Phyllida Lloyd on The Iron Lady, and earlier this year choreographed Opera North’s much applauded production of Carousel.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is performed by Fiona Shaw and Daniel Hay-Gordon, directed by Phyllida Lloyd with choreography by Kim Brandstrup, design by Chloe Obolensky, light by Jean Kalman and sound by Mel Mercier.