An unopened letter, a box of props, and a set of instructions.
From the team who created the Gate’s critically acclaimed production of Dear Elizabeth, Letters is a funny and often moving reflection on the global situation we find ourselves in.
In March 2020, as the UK joined countries around the world in the Covid-19 lockdowns, the Gate Theatre invited 9 pairs of performers to write letters to each other. Some met for the first time performing Dear Elizabeth, and some are complete strangers. Letters is the opening of these correspondence.
This language carries its cure.
Nobel Prize-winning poet, Derek Walcott, reimagines Homer’s Iliad on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Crossing time and space, this epic drama explores the wounds of slavery and the redemptive power of culture and heritage.
Directed by Elayce Ismail (Nanjing, Shakespeare’s Globe), and developed with Paterson Joseph.