This immersive video installation, directed by National Theatre Associate Director Katie Mitchell, takes as its inspiration five of Europe’s most influential 20th century theatre directors. It offers a unique and challenging insight into directing styles and an opportunity to experience and compare five contrasting interpretations of a scene from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
‘A visceral, immersive experience.’ Guardian
Screens of varying size simultaneously play films of Ophelia’s madness scene, interpreted dramatically through the lens of the five directors: Constantin Stanislavski, Antonin Artaud, Bertolt Brecht, Jerzy Grotowski and Peter Brook.
Each version is performed by Olivier award-winning actress Michelle Terry.
The films are also available at youtube.com/NTdiscovertheatre
Five Truths was created for the V&A in association with the National Theatre by director Katie Mitchell, video designer Leo Warner of 59 Productions, set designer Vicki Mortimer, sound designer Gareth Fry, lighting designer Paule Constable, and composer Paul Clark.
24 September – 21 October, FREE