Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event


Tristan & Yseult

‘If this show doesn’t make you fall in love with theatre, there’s no potion on earth that can help you’ Guardian ★★★★★

Directed & adapted by Emma Rice
Writers Carl Grose & Anna Maria Murphy

Sink down upon us. Night of love, make me forget I live.

Cornish King Mark is at war: he rules with his head not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister, or expected the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan.

This is the original tale of forbidden desires, broken hearts and the agony of choosing one human being over another. Seen through the eyes of the ‘Unloved’, Tristan & Yseult blends comedy, live music, grand passion and tender truths in an irresistible night of love.

Emma Rice’s acclaimed staging of the Cornish legend catapulted Kneehigh onto the national stage, leading to many other memorable productions including Brief Encounter and Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, last seen in Brighton in 2015. Tristan & Yseult remains one of the company’s most loved shows, which critics have called ‘a triumph’, ‘deliriously joyful’ and ‘breathtaking in every respect’.

Tue 23 – Sat 27 May, 7.30pm
Thu 25 & Sat 27 May, 2.30pm

Captioned performance: Sat 27 May, 7.30pm
Tue, Wed Evening & Sat matinees: £12.50, £15, £18.50, £22.50, Under 26s £15

Thu matinee: £10, £12.50, £16, £20 Schools £10, Under 26s £10

Thu – Sat evenings: £15, £17.50, £20, £25 Under 26s £17.50

Festival Standby £10

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