The Seven Streams of the River Ota
'Of all Lepage’s magic boxes, this is the masterpiece.’
Independent on Sunday
First staged at the National Theatre in 1996, Robert Lepage’s masterpiece returns to London for just nine performances. Presented as part of a world tour, this new staging marks 75 years since the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.
Tracing survivors and their descendants across five decades, this giant theatrical journey through time and space explores the way in which a few kilograms of uranium falling on Japan changed the course of human history.
‘Lepage’s shows have dazzled a global audience. His profound theatrical experiences explore history and the tiny humans swept up within it.’
Dialogue is presented in English, French, German and Japanese with English surtitles.
Please note: This production contains strobe lighting, loud sound effects and scenes of a sexual nature. If you require further information, contact details are provided in our Help Centre.
The performance will last 7 hours and includes two intervals plus a 45-minute break and two pauses. Approximate running times as follows:
A co-production with Chekhov International Theatre Festival, Moscow, the National Theatre, London, and Le Diamant, Québec
Talks and Events
Robert Lepage in conversation Mon 9 March, 7pm - 8.45pm, £15 /£10 /£7.50