T.S. Eliot's 1922 work The Waste Land will open Sunday, 14 December, at the world's oldest music hall, Wilton's Music Hall in east London. Fiona Shaw will perform the work directed by Deborah Warner.
The two have collaborated on several acclaimed productions in the past including the Royal Shakespeare Company's Electra and the Royal National Theatre's Richard II in which Shaw played the monarch.
The 37-minute long production has played in New York, Toronto, Montreal, Paris, Brussels and Cork to sell-out audiences. The Waste Land is being presented in London by Fitzroy Productions and MC93 Bobigny in association with the National Theatre. It will run until 11 January 1998, for a limited 42 performances only.
Built in 1859, Wilton's Music Hall has hosted some of the greatest acts of Victorian variety entertainment. The Waste Land will be the first public performance in the hall since 1880.