Salome (National Theatre)

I found sitting through this performance until the end quite a chore if I’m entirely honest with you. Apart from some interesting design in which sand fell routinely from the heavens there wasn’t a huge amount to make me sit up and take notice.

Yael Farber’s new version of Salome features a very poor script – written by her – at least she had the good grace to direct it too rather than hand this pile of typed stodge onto some promising young director and insodoing ruin his or her career.

Farber loves a sonorous soundtrack and as per usual didn’t disappoint – drony music hung on to every breeze – and in most case was downright distracting.

Susannah Clapp at The Guardian gave this production 1 star and says ‘Heads will Roll’ and I think that about sums it up.

Bad. Bad. Bad.


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