Review: Farber Brings Fresh Life To Salomé

Franco Milazzo
By Franco Milazzo Last edited 22 months ago
Review: Farber Brings Fresh Life To Salomé
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Salomé: now, there's a girl who knows how to get a head. The new take by Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) on the classic tale comes with a novel twist: the action is seen through the eyes of an older version of our protagonist (Olwen Fouere) and portrays her younger self (Isabella Nefar) more as a revolutionary than her usual depiction as being a capricious, lustful or vengeful harpy. The theatricality is turned up to 11 with an ambitious orgy of sound and visual effects to drive forward an often sombre drama. This is as solemn a Salomé that has ever been depicted and all the better for it. Salomé, National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 9PX, from £15, until 15 July

Last Updated 15 May 2017