First staged at the National Theatre in 1996, Robert Lepage’s masterpiece returns to London for just nine performances. Presented as part of a world tour, this new staging marks 75 years since the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.
Tracing survivors and their descendants across five decades, this giant theatrical journey through time and space explores the way in which a few kilograms of uranium falling on Japan changed the course of human history.
Pushes boundaries of theatrical possibility
An incoherent and overlong Hiroshima epic
At its best, Robert Lepage’s Hiroshima epic is stunning
A testament to the way art can increase compassion and understanding
Humane, harrowing epic from Robert Lepage
Banish your cares for a day
Theatre at its transcendent best
A breathtakingly versatile cast of 10 actors makes it look as though there were dozens of performers involved in the production
The artistry and inventiveness on show, offer considerable rewards to the tenacious
It’s a journey worth embarking on
This seven-hour extravaganza dealing with the aftermath of Hiroshima asks questions that have rarely felt more urgent