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

Past Festivals

Past Event

Gabriella Salvaterra


UK Premiere

‘There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in’ Leonard Cohen 

We are made of pieces. Between each of these pieces are cracks: break-ups, loss, injuries. Some we inflict upon each other and others on ourselves. This is what makes us who we are. 

Spine-tingling theatre with exquisite poetic technique, Sollievo is an immersive performance and an enchanting and nurturing experience that engages your senses on a dream-like journey. 

Set in a disused warehouse, 23 performers invite you to travel with them through a tranquil candlelit labyrinthine space. Listen to stories, peek into boxes, flutter through pages of books, join the performers at a beautifully set dining table and see the details of everything that has been broken, and everything that has been repaired. 

Sollievo is the final chapter in a trilogy by acclaimed Italian artist Gabriella Salvaterra. Exploring the strengths and weaknesses of humanity, using the audiences’ own experiences, we can each find a meaningful connection with our own history.

Age 12+

Sat 2–Sun 24 May
Wed, Thu & Fri 6pm, 8pm & 9.30pm
Sat & Sun 4pm, 6pm, 8pm & 9.30pm
70 mins
£10 Festival Standby (available on the day in person from Brighton Dome Ticket Office, Church St from 10am)