Location: The Lyceum, Edinburgh
Somewhere in the world, a man sits alone outside a prison. Who is he, and why is he there? Is it a choice, or a punishment?
Asking profound questions about justice, guilt and who gets to decide what they are, The Prisoner brings together a multinational cast of acclaimed actors from countries including Sri Lanka, Rwanda, India and the UK. This is a provocative exploration of some of the most compelling issues of our times.
The Prisoner is co-written and co-directed by Brook and long-time collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne, drawing on work and research across several countries and continents. The Prisoner is part of the residency of the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord at the 2018 International Festival.
Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne – Text and stage directors
Philippe Vialatte – Lighting designer
David Violi – Set elements
Cast: Hiran Abeysekera, Ery Nzaramba, Omar Silva, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Donald Sumpter