Padamme, Padamme (4 stars)

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.

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