Simon Stephens’ strange and beautiful new play Carmen Disruption reimagines Bizet’s opera Carmen and the possibility of love in a fractured urban world.
In the opulent grandeur of a European city, a renowned singer abandons the opera house for the truth of the streets. A gorgeous prostitute. A tough-talking taxi driver. A global trader. A teenage dreamer. Everyone’s looking for something.
Carmen Disruption marks Stephens’ Almeida debut. The Olivier Award-winning playwright’s many acclaimed plays include Birdland, Three Kingdoms, Wastwater, The Trial Of Ubu, Punk Rock, Sea Wall, Pornography adn Motortown, as well as his hugely successful version of A Doll’s House for Carrie Cracknell’s 2012 Young Vic production and the stage adaptation of The Curious Incident Dog In The Night-Time, which won a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards.
His latest piece will be directed by Michael Longhurst, who directed the Olivier Award-winning play Constellations.