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If you have ever dreamed of run­ning away with the cir­cus, then you might think twice after watch­ing LaS­trada at The Other Palace (from 30 May), for­merly the St James Theatre. Based on Fed­erico Fellini’s Ital­ian clas­sic from 1954 – which won an Academy Award for Best For­eign Lan­guage Film – this stage adap­ta­tion is directed by Sally Cook­son ( The Play That Goes Wrong) and fea­tures a score by Benji Bower along with a live cho­rus on stage. The story fol­lows Gel­som­ina after her pen­ni­less mother sells her to Zam­pano, a cruel, dom­i­nat­ing sideshow strong­man. They per­form across the Ital­ian coun­try­side to earn their keep – un­til she es­capes and meets tightrope walker II Matto (Bart Soroczyn­ski). But when Zam­pano finds her, how will he re­act? Watch the show to find out.

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