Adapted and directed by Emma Rice
Writers Anna Maria Murphy and Carl Grose
‘Spectacular…’ ★★★★★ The Times
‘I loved it with a passion.’ ★★★★★ The Guardian
‘Deliriously joyful theatre.’ The Telegraph
Sink down upon us. Night of love, make me forget I live.
Cornish King Mark is at war; he rules with his head not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister, or expected the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Seen through the eyes of the Unloved, Tristan & Yseult, the most successful and beloved of all Kneehigh shows, is brought to life in an irresistible night of theatre that blends comedy, live music and performance to deliver a story of grand passion and tender truths.
Award–winning director and artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe, London, Emma Rice and writers Carl Grose and Anna Maria Murphy have reinvented this ancient story – a love triangle between the warrior Tristan, his uncle King Mark of Cornwall and the beautiful Yseult – breathing new life into the legend and bringing it crashing into the here and now.
This acclaimed production of Tristan & Yseult catapulted Kneehigh onto the international stage and has been hailed by critics as ‘a triumph’, ‘deliriously joyful’, and ‘breathtaking in every respect’.
Backstage at the Festival 19 July, 6pm
Pre–show ‘In Conversation’
with Emma Rice