Padamme, Padamme (4 stars)

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This article is from 2008.

Monolingual Brits will inevitably miss some of Teatr Ecce Homo's captivating ensemble sequences while reading the (frequently frozen) surtitles, in this adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn's Cancer Ward. Fluid movement work grants the terminally ill characters - played by a largely teenage cast - a kind of dignified grace, as they come to terms with their conditions through denial, philosophy or love. Uplifting and heartbreaking.

Rocket @ Demarco Roxy Art House, 0871 750 0077, until 23 Aug, 11.20pm, £9 (£7).

This article is from 2008.

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