Co-produced with the professional orchestra Southbank Sinfonia, conducted by Simon Over, this play for actors and musicians was originally staged by the RSC in 1977. The play revolves around a "dissident [who] is locked up in an asylum. If he accepts that he was ill, has been treated and is now cured, he will be released. But he refuses," according to notes. "Sharing his cell is a real lunatic who believes himself to be surrounded by an orchestra. As the dissident's son begs his father to free himself with a lie, Stoppard's play asks if denying the truth is a price worth paying for liberty." Felix Barrett and Tom Morris direct Julian Bleach and Adrian Schiller in a cast that also includes Jonathan Aris, Lizzie Barker, Jason Cheater, Pandora Colin, Shea Davis, Sarah Dowling, Conor Doyle, Geir Hytten, Rob McNeill, Emily Mytton, Wesley Nelson, Peter Pacey, Fernanda Prata, Vinicius Salles, and Dan Winter.
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