British TNT Theater returns with ‘King Lear’

The British TNT Theater will stage ‘King Lear’, one of William Shakespeare's best-known tragedies, for Vietnamese audiences in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

The play will be performed at the HCMC Opera House on October 25-26 and at the Hanoi Opera House on October 30-31.

TNT Music Theater will bring a blend of live music, spectacular imagery and thrilling action.
The production has been acclaimed by public and critics alike from Tokyo to Berlin and Malta to the Isle of Jersey. This season sees TNT’s ‘King Lear’ return by popular demand to tour Asia and Britain.
‘King Lear’ is directed by Paul Stebbings, whose multi-award winning productions of Shakespeare have been seen from London to Brisbane, and Atlanta to Shanghai.

TNT collaborates with American Drama Group Europe to create one of the most popular and innovative touring ensembles in the world.

The TNT theater has presented to Vietnamese audiences the classic Shakespearian tragedies ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and famous works by Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘Oliver Twist’.

The TNT Theater was founded in Britain in 1980. It is one of the most popular international touring theatre companies in the world. Last season alone the company staged seven productions in almost thirty countries worldwide, ranging from Shakespeare classics such as ‘Romeo & Juliet’ to their own new play called ‘Hitler Killed My Canary’.

The company has been a regular recipient of UK government funding (Arts Council) and has frequently worked with the British Council.

The company’s style aims to integrate all performing arts. Although the company always explores complex texts and serious themes, its style is highly visual and accessible to an audience whose first language need not be English.

Tickets are priced from VND300,000- VND600,000.

Compiled by Kim Khanh

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