Opening in May, Jude Law will be at the Barbican for a 4 week stretch in Ivo van Hove’s Obsession based on the movie of the same name and the novel The Postman Always Rings Twice. Tickets go on sale for members today, I’m not sure there will be too many left when the public is offered tickets on Monday.
From the Barbican “Jude Law plays the magnetically handsome, down-at-heel Gino in a new stage adaptation of Visconti’s penetrating social drama directed by Ivo van Hove.
Drifter Gino, powerful and graceful as a puma, encounters Giuseppe and his much younger, trapped wife Giovanna at their roadside restaurant and petrol station. He and Giovanna are so irresistibly attracted to one another they begin an affair while plotting to murder her husband. But the crime does not unite them in this chilling story where passion can lead only to destruction
Visconti‘s first feature film Obsession (1943), based on James M Cain‘s novel The Postman Always Rings Twice, gave rise to Italian neorealism, a cinematic movement highlighting the struggles of ordinary people in a time of upheaval. As van Hove’s fourth Visconti production, it features a company of Dutch and British actors led by Law, whose charismatic stage and screen performances have established him as one of the foremost actors of his generation.” Barbican – Obsession