Peter Handke at the NT

A quick advert for a production that is opening at the National Theatre in February.  It is The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other by the brilliant contemporary Austrian writer Peter Handke.  It is sure to be like nothing you’ve ever seen, a wonderful piece of stage poetry that features 25 actors, 450 characters and no words.  It is a long time since we’ve seen any of this writer’s work in London, which is criminal, so take the chance while you can.  If they get this play right, you’ll be stunned by the imagination and imagery.  The director is James Macdonald.  I was disappointed in his Glengarry Glen Ross, currently in the West End, but impressed with his production of James Joyce’s Exiles last year.  The all-important design is by the excellent Hildegard Bechtler.

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