Gregory Doran introduces Summer 2017

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  • Swan Theatre


    Until 6 Sep 2017

  • Running time:

    1 hr 40 mins (no interval)

Next performance:

24 July, 7:30PM

Swan Theatre

Imprisoned by a fearful Herod, the prophet Jokanaan rejects the sexual advances of Herod’s stepdaughter, Salomé. When she is compelled by Herod to dance, Salomé is filled with lust-driven revenge and demands the head of the prophet as payment.

Salomé has fascinated and inspired artists across the ages. Oscar Wilde’s lyrical one-act drama – originally banned in Britain – reinvents Salomé as a powerful and enigmatic figure, both erotic and chaste.

Owen Horsley, Associate Director on the King & Country season, directs our first-ever Oscar Wilde production in Stratford-upon-Avon. This new production places sexual ambiguity at the core and revels in the beauty of this poetic masterpiece.

Features nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.