The Prisoner, The Dorfman Theatre

Dorfman - National Theatre, Upper Ground
The Prisoner
Dorfman - National Theatre, Upper Ground
Our Review 2 / 5

Somewhere in the world, a man sits alone outside a prison. Who is he, and why is he there? Is it a choice, or a punishment?

Peter Brook and his long-time collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne return to London with a provocative study of what it means to be free.

Asking profound questions about justice, guilt and redemption, The Prisoner brings together a cast of acclaimed actors from around the world to explore some of the most compelling issues of our time.

Previews from |
12th September 2018
Opening date |
18th September 2018
Booking from |
26th May 2020
Available until |
4th October 2018
Closes |
4th October 2018
Run time |
1 hour 15 mins, no interval
Categories |
Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne
Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne

Dorfman - National Theatre Venue Information

Dorfman - National Theatre, National Theatre, Upper Ground, Ground South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo, Southwark, Embankment

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Our Review of The Prisoner


There are 53 places in the world where punishment by death is still legal, in the UK range from 12 years to whole life imprisonment, but in Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne’s land – found in the Dorfman at the National Theatre – one convict spends his sentence out in the open, staring at the prison before him. Read more

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