14 Sep – 13 Oct 2018
by Albert Camus
Adapted for the stage by Ben Okri
“Mother used to say that you can always find something to be happy about. In my prison I found that she was right.”
The Coronet is delighted to announce the first major UK production of Camus’ masterpiece The Outsider, specially adapted by Booker Prize-winning poet and novelist Ben Okri.
Under the unforgiving glare of a Mediterranean sun, The Outsider moves with contradictory force in this ground-breaking production. Meursault is a man who will only speak his truth. In an age where we are being increasingly told what to feel, the story of Meursault is a blast of uncompromising honesty. It is the story of a sun-astonished man prosecuted for killing an Arab, but convicted for not crying at his mother’s funeral. The hypocrisy of society has never been so clearly exposed. Searingly relevant to our increasingly disquieting times, this is unmissable theatre.
Albert Camus – novelist, essayist, philosopher, Nobel laureate – and his creation Meursault are twin icons of 20th-century literature. Ben Okri, author of The Famished Road, is one of contemporary literature’s most important, and influential, writers. This intriguing new Coronet production brings them together for a rare dramatisation of one of modern literature’s most controversial works.
14th, 15th and 17th September: 7.30pm
18th September: 7pm
19th – 22nd September: 7.30pm
24th – 29th September: 7.30pm
1st – 6th and 8th – 13th October: 7.30pm
Book three full price events and receive a 20% discount
Selected Wednesday performances
All seats £8.50
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