The savage power of ancient myth collides with 20th century decadence in Oscar Wilde’s verse tragedy Salome.
Salome, step-daughter of King Herod, agrees to perform the mysterious dance of the seven veils but demands in return the head of the King’s most infamous prisoner, John the Baptist.
This is a vividly contemporary production of Salome by Headlong theatre, which, under the Artistic Directorship of Rupert Goold, has produced inventive productions of Six Characters In Search Of An Author, Faustus and The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot.
Salome is directed by acclaimed young director Jamie Lloyd, whose recent work includes the West End productions of The Little Dog Laughed, Piaf and The Lover and The Collection.
Salome stars Con O’Neill as King Herod. O’Neill is a regular face on the London stage, having been seen recently in Prick Up Your Ears, Faces In The Crowd and The Female Of The Species.