The Outsider (L’Etranger)

14 Sep – 13 Oct 2018
Coronet Presents 

The Outsider

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 


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Multibuy tickets
Book three full price events and receive a 20% discount

Selected Wednesday performances
All seats £8.50

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