Adapted from the work of Amadou Hampate Ba by Marie-Helene Estienne
Directed by Peter Brook
Company: C.I.C.T./Theatre des Bouffes Nord
Venue: Barbican Theatre
Date: Saturday 20th February 2010
What a day we’ve had! Congestion on our usual route to Haywards Heath meant a long detour via Crawley. We caught the last possible train to London Bridge, only to find that the various tube line closures had led to a horde of would-be travellers clogging up the platforms of the Northern Line, so we had to wait, in a growing crowd, for the gates to open. After enduring all the jostling that such a pent-up mass of people creates, we were glad to finally get to Moorgate and the open, empty spaces of the Barbican, that cultural hub in the City. As Steve said, we thought things couldn’t get any worse, and then…..