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Dante's Divine Comedy is reinterpreted

PUBLISHED: 17:42 02 April 2009 | UPDATED: 14:15 05 October 2010

AUDIENCES can see a series of performances inspired by Dante s Divine Comedy at the Barbican, starting today. The three separate productions are based around Dante s ideas of hell, purgatory and heaven and is Romeo Castellucci s modern take on the Christi

AUDIENCES can see a series of performances inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy at the Barbican, starting today.

The three separate productions are based around Dante's ideas of hell, purgatory and heaven and is Romeo Castellucci's modern take on the Christian ideology of the Middle Ages.

In creating the trilogy, Castellucci has dismantled, exposed and transformed Dante's epic text.

Inferno is an unsettling place where humanity is at risk, Purgatorio takes place in the uncertain space between the real and the imaginary and is a disturbing account of one family's appalling ritual, and Paradiso is an installation in which the audience freely roams through another universe.

Inferno is on at the Barbican Theatre tonight (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) at 7.45pm.

Purgatorio is on at the Barbican Theatre on Wednesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 9 at 7.45pm. Tickets for both performances cost £10-£26 each.

Paradiso starts today and runs until Thursday, April 9. Admission is every 10 minutes from 1pm and costs £5.

Tickets are available from www.barbican.org.uk or 020 7638 8891.


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