With a beautiful score from Benji Bower, La Strada (The Road) comes to the stage, based on the 1957 Oscar-winning film of the same name. Federico Fellini’s masterpiece is brought to life in the theatre by Olivier Award nominated director Sally Cookson in a much-anticaipated production that is sure to stimulate the senses, stir the soul and fire the emotions at The Other Palace in 2017.
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Sold by her disadvantaged mother to the brutish Zampano, wide-eyed Gelsomina finds herself performing with her new owner in his travelling sideshow in order to make ends meet. Travelling across the Italian countryside they encounter several perils and eventually find themselves at a ragtag travelling circus where the meet a tightrope walker named Il Matto. Il Matto is the only person who is able to life Gelsomina out of her rut, rekindling her spirit and aiding in her discovering of new-found confidence.
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