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

Past Festivals

Past Event

Calixto Bieito & The Heath Quartet

The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex and Anxiety

Brighton Festival Co-Commission

Featuring compositions by Ligeti and Beethoven and directed by one of Europe’s most exciting theatre-makers, Calixto Bieito, this remarkable new production is a delicate and moving reflection on the fragility of the human condition.

With texts from writers Robert Burton, Anne Sexton, Stig Dagerman and many others, audiences encounter anxiety in its many forms. Award-winning string powerhouse The Heath Quartet play intertwined with an equally stunning quartet of actors - Cathy Tyson, Mairead McKinley, Miltos Yerolemou and Nick Harris - to create a ‘strange and beautiful’ (The Guardian) experience.  

★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★★ Stage Talk Magazine

‘The direction, acting and music blend together to create an unforgettable, disconcerting experience that stands out amongst other theatre. Each character’s journey is unique and captivating, enhanced by the beautiful yet unsettling music’ - Stage Talk Magazine

Like to learn more? Read an interview with Calixto Bieito in the Guardian.

Classical Music
Wed 23 & Thu 24 May, 7.30pm
£15, £20, £22.50, £27.50
Festival standby £10