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Antonioni Project Barbican Theatre, 1st-5th February

The films of Michelangelo Antonioni, who died in 2007, are strange, disturbing and emotionally volatile—characters locked in sexual and psychic desolation. The Dutch theatre company, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, have created an extraordinary two-and-a-half hour show from the early 1960s trilogy starring Monica Vitti: L’Avventura, La Notte and L’Eclisse. The films elide and overlap with each other, forming a completely original piece of theatre.

This is a great acting ensemble: their visit to the Barbican in November 2009 with their six-hour Shakespearean Roman Tragedies was an innovative…

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