Told and retold again, Salomé sees the infamous biblical tale flipped upside down, placing the young girl at the centre of a revolution. A fortress called Machaerus perches precariously above the Sea of Death, whilst a holy man is locked deep beneath the ground, after demanding freedom for his people.
It’s an occupied desert nation and hunger strikes are rife. But one girl’s mysterious dance is set to change the world forever. First seen in America, earning multiple Helen Hayes Awards, Farber’s reworking of Oscar Wilde’s play is a poignant exploration of women’s voices in history.
Casting includes Philip Arditti, Paul Chahidi, Ramzi Choukair, Uriel Emil, Olwen Fouéré, Roseanna Frascona, Aidan Kelly, Yasmin Levy, Theo T J Lowe, Isabella Niloufar, Lubana al Quntar, Raad Rawi and Stanley Townsend.
Salomé is adapted and directed by Yaël Farber (Les Blancs), with music by Adam Cork, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound by Adam Cork and movement direction by Ami Shulman. A hypnotic, enticing new production of the notorious story, Salomé played at the Olivier Theatre for a limited season.
Recommended forSalomé is an epic tale bound to enthral any avid theatregoer.
Please note that Salomé contains nudity and is not suitable for young children.
Age Recommendations: May not be suitable for young children