Tristan & Yseult
The Guthrie WorldStage Series presents
a Kneehigh production of
Tristan & Yseult
in association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre
adapted and directed by Emma Rice
writers: Carl Grose & Anna Maria Murphy
A passionate love story innovatively told.
Guthrie audiences will remember Kneehigh for its wildly popular and astonishingly creative production of Brief Encounter. This season marks the U.K.-based company’s triumphant return with Tristan & Yseult, the rapturously acclaimed play that first put the company on the map as masters of invention. This innovative tale finds King Mark of Cornwall at war – ruling with his head, not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister Yseult, or on the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. What follows is a love triangle of epic proportions – complete with forbidden desires, broken hearts and tender truths. Kneehigh’s thrill-ride of a production blends comedy, live music and jaw-dropping theatricality for a night of theater as hilarious as it is moving. In a five-star review, the U.K.’s Guardian raved, “If this show doesn’t make you fall in love with theatre, there’s no potion on Earth that can help you.”
Run time: approximately 2 hours 5 minutes including intermissionThis production contains mature content. Haze and gun shots are also used.
|Lovespotters, Brutes and Animators
|Adapted and Directed by
| Associate Director for Kneehigh
at the Guthrie
Anna Maria Murphy
|Associate Sound Designer
Kneehigh Theatre's Student Resource Pack for Tristan & Yseult
StarTribune: Kneehigh christens the new year with a crackling good telling of ‘Tristan & Yseult.'
Pioneer Press: A story of careless love, carefully told
Twin Cities Daily Planet: High strung circus-opera for loved and unloved
City Pages: Love amid the scaffolding
AisleSay: "epic romance exists in a timeless circus of violence, passion, drunken debauchery, and quieter moments of tenderness"