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NT Live: Obsession

2017 | UK | M Violence, offensive language & sex scenes

Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam
Co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions
Supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Live theatre



  • Thursday, 24 Aug, 2pm NEW
  • Sunday, 27 Aug, 5pm

“a thriller played out in slow-motion” Variety

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. “… a theatrical rejuvenation that sticks to the original film.” Variety

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

“for a moment, I saw the couple as a modern version of the Macbeths” The Guardian

“exerts a quiet power” Variety


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