THE DARK SIDE OF LOVE
ROUNDHOUSE - RSC - LIFT
For many of Shakespeare’s most tragic characters, love represents not an ascent into heavenly bliss, but a descent into hellish despair. The Dark Side of Love is an exploration of Shakespeare’s most painful and poignant moments deep in the Dorfman Hub space beneath the Roundhouse.
Featuring scenes from Hamlet, Othello and Romeo and Juliet and performed in promenade by a cast of London and Brazilian teenagers, The Dark Side of Love is an intense and atmospheric experience with stunning digital projections. The audience are encouraged to lose themselves in the action, whilst the characters lose themselves in the most extreme of emotions as they search for the light of love glimmering through the darkness.
A Roundhouse, LIFT 2012 production in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company