We’ve just heard that Phyllida Lloyd’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, which previewed at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, is making its way to The Old Vic Tunnels.
The gorgeous and wonderful Fiona Shaw, who is currently playing at the National Theatre in Scenes from an Execution, has committed the whole darn thing to memory and will be ably assisted by the dancing and leaping abilities of Daniel Hay-Gordon.
Director Lloyd says:
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the theatre of our childhood – of rhymes and sticks and a rope – a world where small things carry vast meaning. Two performers make this story hang in the air for just a moment, to live on only in the memory of the audience.
Which all sounds very nice and directory to us.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic poem will be brought to life for 18 performances 4-13 January 2013, with tickets on sale to the general plebs 3 December.
By Tim Macavoy