New Season Announced at The Gate

News   New Season Announced at The Gate

The Gate, one of London's leading smaller theatres, begins a new season on Feb. 21, with The Country of the Blind, followed (March 26) by Eyes of the Kappa and (May 2) Ion.

The season's theme is that of stories, myths and fables: "ways to share an imagined experience, to feel something at the same moment, to learn about our neighbor or to believe in miracles."

The Country of the Blind, adapted from a short story by H G Wells, is a parable from the mountains of South America. Eyes of the Kappa is adapted by the company from the myths and legends of Japan, and is described by the Gate as "a story of devotion, fate and cucumbers."

Ion is an Ancient Greek play by Euripides, "a tale of faith, love and childlessness." This production is based on a translation by Erica Whyman. A different production at the Barbican some eight years ago starred a young Jude Law directed by David Lan, in a version that proved that although this is a little-known and rarely performed play it is one of great power and humanity.

For tickets and further information call the Box Office on 020 7229 0706.

—by Theatrenow