Fellini’s classic comes to the stage
A new musical adaptation of Federico Fellini’s 1957 Oscar-winning La Strada comes to Cambridge this March for a 13-night run at the Arts Theatre.
Set in the aftermath of the Second World War, La Strada (which means ‘the road’ in Italian) transports audiences deep into the Italian countryside, where we join the sweet and naive Gelsomina, who is sold to a street performer called Zampanò.
When this mismatched pair stumble across a ragtag circus and a daredevil tight-rope walker, Gelsomina finds herself caught between the two men, not knowing which way that she should turn.
An impassioned tale of love and loss, La Strada moves between the dazzling lights of the circus and the barren landscape of rural Italy, serving up a theatrical treat for all the senses.
Directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre and Peter Pan at the National Theatre, Hetty Feather at the West End) the show boasts a beautiful new score by Benji Bower with songs performed by an international cast of actor-musicians.
The show runs from 27 March until 8 April and tickets are £18-33.