Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni to Create New Show at London's Arcola Theatre

News   Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni to Create New Show at London's Arcola Theatre
Tell Them That I Am Beautiful, a new show created and performed by an international company that comprises Marcello Magni, Kathryn Hunter, Patrice Naiambana, David Bartlomeij Soroczynski and Kora player Tunde Jegede, will begin performances at London’s Arcola Theatre Sept. 6 prior to an official opening Sept. 9, for a run through Oct. 8.

Marcello Magni
Marcello Magni

This devised play, based on stories from around the world, revolves around greed, hospitality, sacrifice, knowledge, truth, freedom and love. According to press materials, “A farmer proposes marriage under the stars in Italy, a kidney donor is on the run in Paris, birds come to life in ancient India, a brother plays dead in Senegal, and a young lover is in search of Truth.”

Hunter recently toured internationally in the solo show Kafka’s Monkey. She has played the title roles of Richard III, King Lear, Mother Courage, Yerma, Spoonface Steinberg and Celestina, as well as Cleopatra for the RSC’s most recent production of Antony and Cleopatra and The Fool in King Lear. She won an Olivier Award for starring in Complicite’s production of The Visit at the National.

Magni, a founding member of Complicite, has appeared in their productions of A Minute Too Late and The Streets of Crocodiles. Other appearances include Othello for the RSC and Pericles and The Comedy of Errors for Shakespeare’s Globe.

Naiambana played the title role in Hunter’s RSC production of Othello, and has also appeared for the RSC in The Histories Cycle, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Much Ado About Nothing, Cymbeline and The Spanish Tragedy.

Sorczynski has toured worldwide with Cirque Éloize with which he has performed since 2002. He appeared in Irina Brook’s productions of The Tempest and Somewhere... La Mancha at Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris. Jegede is a composer and musician who has worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philharmonia, National Symphony Orchestra of France, London Sinfonietta, and composed the soundtrack for the film 500 Years Later.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7503 1646, or visit www.arcolatheatre.com.

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