One of the masterpieces of modern cinema, La Strada received an Academy Award in 1957, for the film starring Anthony Quinn. La Strada follows the innocent Gelsomina, who is sold by her poor mother to a circus strongman named Zampano. Together, the pair travel through the Italian countryside to earn their keep, performing at various travelling sideshows. When a dangerous trip leads them to a ragtag circus, they meet Il Matto, a tightrope walker who instills Gelsomina’s spirit with a touching confidence.
La Strada comes to the stage in a passionate new stage production, featuring plenty of music and a hugely emotional story that is guaranteed to stir the soul. Performed by a multi-talented cast, who are yet to be announced, this visual treat of a show is packed full of stunning effects and beautiful music.
Directed by Sally Cookson, who received acclaim for Jane Eyre at the National Theatre, as well as Hetty Feather at the Duke of York’s, La Strada features swooping original music by Benji Bower, design by Katie Sykes, lighting by Aideen Malone and sound by Mike Beer. Opening at The Other Palace on May 30th, the show runs for a limited season until July 8th 2017.