La Strada Overview
From the Olivier award-winning Producer of West End hits Top Hat, The Play That Goes Wrong and Hetty Feather
Frederico Fellini’s Oscar-winning La Strada is one of the all-time masterpieces of world cinema. This stunning new stage adaptation is directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre & Peter Pan National Theatre, Hetty Feather West End) and boasts a beautiful new score by Benji Bower with songs performed by an international cast of actor musicians.
La Strada ‘The Road’, a metaphor for life, is a deeply impassioned tale of love and loss. We journey into the heart of the Italian countryside where Gelsomina, full of the innocent spirit of youth, is bought by Zampano, a travelling street performer, to join his ‘strong man’ act. When the mismatched pair stumble across a ragtag circus and a daredevil tight-rope walker, Gelsomina finds herself caught between the two men, not knowing which way to turn…
Moving between the dazzling lights of the circus and the bare landscapes of rural Italy, this production of La Strada promises to be a theatrical feast for all the senses.
La Starda Review
A beautiful piece of theatre…. I didn’t know what to expect and was worried it might be a bit too arty farty for my liking but I soon was absorbed into the beautiful story telling…. time flew by and not a whisper or rustle in the audience…. which is usually a good sign!
A talented cast…. acting… singing…. instrument playing and oh yes need circus skills as well!!
A striking yet simple set with great sound and effects complimenting this slick production.
The audience left humming the beautifully haunting music.
Certainly worth a visit to Milton keynes Theatre for: