Past Event

Tristan & Yseult

Tue 7 Feb 2017

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’.