A Festival Of Sex, Love And Death: HeadFirst Productions: Don Giovanni at Pleasance Theatre


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Mozart's Don Giovanni is a story of an outsider. The Stranger who walks on a knife-edge between two worlds: Giovanni lives resolutely outside convention, treading the fine lines between vitality and humanity; between life and death; between the natural and the supernatural. He lives solely for his own pleasure and women are seduced by his desire for them. After all, to be desired is - in return - desirable. He wants women to want him. Until they do, of course.

This operatic masterpiece grapples with the complexity of human nature; contradictions, hidden desires, and darkest fears. By exploring the conflict between immorality and amorality, and - crucially - by telling the story from the women's perspective, this production will steer away from the opera's traditionally male gaze, and leave the audience questioning their preconceptions. Returning to London after four and five star reviews for La Boheme in 2014, HeadFirst Productions promises provocation, dark humour and sensuality.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles and performed with a small orchestral ensemble.

A Festival of Sex, Love and Death is a brand new, ten-day, multi-arts festival featuring an innovative and exciting programme of events: opera, cabaret, physical theatre, new writing and spoken word. The festival will form a melting pot of theatre-makers connected by the key forces that drive how we perceive and experience our lives: sex, love and death.

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Pleasance Theatre

North Road
N7 9EF
+44 (0)20 7609 1800

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