The story of Salome is one that has been told through dance, opera, drama, film, poetry and sculpture. As a biblical figure she has assumed legendary status most obviously associated with demanding the head of John the Baptist alongside her erotic dancing which popular culture has later defined as the dance of the seven veils.
A new play by Yaël Farber
The story has been told before, but never like this.
An occupied desert nation, A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.
This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.
Internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the Olivier stage.