Coen Brothers and Charlie Kaufman at RFH

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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