Coen Brothers and Charlie Kaufman at RFH

By london_ken Last edited 159 months ago
Coen Brothers and Charlie Kaufman at RFH

The filmmakers responsible for the likes of Londonist favourites O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich, and Adaptation come to London in a couple of months time, in what will no doubt be a very creative and original event.

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen and Charlie Kaufman have written what are being dubbed 'sound plays', which are being set to music by their long-time musical collaborator, Carter Burwell.

And if that isn't enough to excite you and convince you this is something to attend, then how about this little snippet of information: among the actors performing these sound plays will be the likes of Steve Buscemi, Meryl Streep, Hope Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman. They're part of a group of eight actors, who will, in old-school radio broadcast style, be standing on stage, with scripts in hand, joined by a sound-effects artist and a live band.

The Coens' effort is called Sawbones and Kaufman's is Hope Leaves The Theater [sic]. Both, as you might expect from these excellent filmmakers, will feature multiple characters and parallel realities, located somewhere between melodrama and comedy.

This fantastic line-up will be coming to the Royal Festival Hall on Friday 13th May, 8pm, in what is billed as Theater [sic] of the New Ear. Tickets cost between £17.50 and £27.50 and are available from the Box Office on 08703 800 400 or at the RFH website.

Last Updated 11 March 2005


God Bless each and every one of you for reminding me about this.


yeah ditto i have secured my tickets.