In Rehearsals for… Salomé at the National Theatre

Previewing from the 2nd May, Yaël Farber’s new play is now in rehearsals. Here’s a sneak glimpse at what has been happening during in rehearsals. 

foreground Isabella Nefar, Aidan Kelly in rehearsal for Salomé a new play by Yaël Farber

Isabella Nefar and Aidan Kelly. (c) Johan Persson

The story has been told before, but never like this.
An occupied desert nation.  A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike.  A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

This new play written and directed by Yaël Farber transforms the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Rehearsal image of Salomé a new play by Yaël Farber centre Ramzi Choukair. Photo by Johan Persson

Centre: Ramzi Choukair. (c) Johan Persson. 

The production is designed by Susan Hilferty with lighting design by Tim Lutkin, music and sound by Adam Cork, movement direction by Ami Shulman, fight direction by Kate Waters and dramaturgy by Drew Lichtenberg.

Meanwhile the cast for the production includes: Philip Arditti, Paul Chahidi, Ramzi Choukair, Uriel Emil, Olwen Fouéré, Roseanna Frascona, Lloyd Hutchinson, Shahar Isaac,  Aidan Kelly, Yasmin Levy, Andrew Lewis, Anna Lindup, Theo T J Lowe, Isabella Nefar, Lubana al Quntar,and Raad Rawi.

Rehearsal image of Salomé a new play by Yaël Farber centre Isabella Nefar Photo by Johan Persson

Centre: Isabella Nefar. (c) Johan Persson. 

Salome will play at the National Theatre fromt he 2nd May until the 15th July. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/salome