Inner Voices (Le voci di dentro) - Barbican
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
EDUARDO De Filippo’s insightful black comedy, Inner Voices (Le voci di dentro), runs at the Barbican from March 26 to March 29, 2014.
Le voci di dentro (Inner Voices), by the Italian playwright, actor, director, screenwriter, author and poet, highlights the corruption of human relationships in the aftermath of the Second World War.
Confusing a dream with reality, protagonist Alberto accuses the family next door of murder. His mistake triggers a chaotic chain of events. Husband turns against wife, sister against brother, as suspicion and betrayal beset an impoverished Neapolitan neighbourhood.
Le voci di dentro (Inner Voices) is directed by Toni Servillo, who brings the 20th-century Italian classic to the stage in a razor-sharp reading that transcends time. Also playing Alberto, he leads a 14-strong ensemble in what is described as an enthralling stage production.
Servillo has starred in such films as The Great Beauty (Oscar nominated and winner of the 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film), Il Divo (winner of the Prix du Jury at Cannes in 2008) and Gomorrah (winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes in 2008).
On March 29, 2014, Toni Servillo will also takes part in a ScreenTalk in the Cinema, discussing debut film director Daniele Cipri’s tragicomic It Was the Son (È stato il figlio), in which Servillo stars.
Le voci di dentro (Inner Voices) is performed in Italian with English surtitles.
For more information visit www.barbican.org.uk/theatre.