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The Valley of Astonishment

Peter Brook - Marie-Hélène Estienne
Show completed
Premiere in Catalonia
Date and time
Saturday, 14 November, 21:00
Sunday, 15 November, 18:00

36€ / 22€ / 12€

Duration1h 10min
Show in English with catalan surtitles

Note: the character of Sammy Costas is inspired by the life of  Solomon Shereshevsky, explained by Alexander Luria in This mind of a Mnemonist, and the character of the magician is inspired in René Lavand.


A piece by Peter Brook, the most represented foreign director at Temporada Alta

The great Peter Brook returns to Temporada Alta with a show about the mysteries and marvels of the human brain, inspired by a Persian epic poem. A world in which every sound has its own colour, and each colour a flavour.

Artistic information

Direction and dramaturgy: Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne

Cast:Kathryn Hunter, Marcello Magni,  Hector Flores Komatsu

Stage management: Jean Dauriac

Realization of scenic elements: Arthur Franc

Musicians: Raphaël Chambouvet

Ligthing: Philippe Vialatte

Scenery: Arthur Franc

Costumes assistant: Alice François

Production: C.I.C.T. / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

Co-production: Theatre for a New Audience, New York, Les Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg

With the collaboration of: Tandem Arras Douai, Théâtre D’arras; Théâtre du Gymnase, Marseille; Warwick Arts Center; Holland Festival, Amsterdam; Attiki Cultural Society, Athènes; Musikfest Bremen; Théatre Forum Meyrin, Genève; C.I.R.T.; Young Vic Theatre, Londres

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