A Matter of Life and Death:
A Matter of Life and Death plays at National Theatre Olivier
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Seating chart & directions
1945: Young airman Peter Carter jumps from a burning aircraft to certain death, exclaiming words for a girl he has never met - "I love you June. You are life and I am leaving you." An angelic blunder means Carter lives and finds the real June, but to remain alive he must take himself, and the heavenly authorities, to the Universal Court of Appeal.
Kneehigh theatre use theatrical ingenuity, movement and music to bring this production, based on Powell and Pressburger's 1946 film, to the stage.
Music by: Stu Barker, Author: Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, adapted by Tom Morris and Emma Rice, Director: Emma Rice, Producer: National Theatre in association with Kneehigh Theatre, Choreographer: Deborah Batton, Set designer: Bill Mitchell, Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson, Costume Designer: Vicki Mortimer, Sound: Gareth Fry. Cast includes: Dorothy Atkinson, Stu Barker, Jamie Bradley, Dan Canham, Fiona Chivers, Meryl Fernandes, Gisli Orn Gardarsson, Thomas Goodridge, Tamsin Griffin, Douglas Hodge, Craig Johnson, Pete Judge, Debbie Korley, Pieter Lawman, Dominic Lawton, Robert Luckay, Lyndsey Marshal, Stuart McLoughlin, Mike Shepherd, Lorraine Stewart, Tristan Sturrock, Alex Vann, Andy Williams, Lizzie Winkler, Kirsty Woodward.
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