Published by Nick Hern Books
Large Mixed Cast
The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Helene Estienne and Jean-Claude Carriere together revisit the great Indian epic The Mahabharata 30 years after Brook's legendary production took world theatre by storm
The devastation of war is tearing the Bharata family apart
The new king must unravel a mystery ...
How can he live with himself in the face of the devastation and massacres that he has caused?
An immense canvas in miniature, this central section of the ancient text is both timeless and contemporary and asks how we can find inner peace in a world riven with conflict
It was first performed at Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris, in 2015, before an international tour including a run at the Young Vic Theatre, London, in 2016
Runs about 60 minutes
'Peter Brook's return to The Mahabharata is breathtaking - a dazzling piece of theatre" ~ Guardian
"An hour of magic realism it has a gentle power that lingers" ~ The Times
"Delivered with remarkable grace and deceptive lightness of touch" ~ Financial Times
"Luminous and potent" ~ Independent
"Combines the immediacy of story-telling with the purity of Greek tragedy" ~ Sunday Express
"Something profound is felt on the pulse here ... Peter Brook achieves rare magic, and with the slenderest art" ~ Telegraph