What happens when you cross a timeless epic with a wonderful cast and venue and the magical direction of Peter Brook? You get ‘Battlefield’, the must-see play at the Grand Theatre. Win tickets here!
The Mahabharata is not simply a book, nor a great series of books, it is an immense canvas covering all the aspects of human existence. In it, one can find all the important questions of life itself; questions that are both relevant and pressing in today’s world.
‘Battlefield’ is a play based on The Mahabharata, written by Jean-Claude Carrière and then adapted and directed by maestro Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne. It tells the story of a great war, which tears apart the Bharata family. On one side there are five brothers, the Pandavas, and on the other side their cousins, the Kauravas, the hundred sons of the blind King Dritarashtra. Both sides use terrible weapons of destruction and at the end, the victory has the bitter taste of defeat. The main protagonists are in deep distress and remorse, questioning their past actions, trying to unravel their own responsibility for the disaster. Having lived through this terrible massacre, having lost families and their allies; how will the new King and the old one find an inner peace?
‘Battlefield’ has already performed to great acclaim, with The Guardian‘s Michael Billington hailing ‘a dazzling piece of theatre that makes us contemplate the endless cycle of human destruction’. Peter Brook himself comments that ‘the richness of the language of this timeless epic, and its always astonishing stories, allow us to bring to the stage this situation, which, belonging to the past, reflects at the same time the harsh conflicts of today.’
For your chance to win two tickets to see Battlefield on Thursday 12 January 2017 at 8pm, all you have to do is answer the following question in the comments box below. Q. Which timeless masterpiece is ‘Battlefield’ based on?
The competition closes on Wednesday 11th January at midday. The winner will be randomly selected. Please only enter the competition once; your comment needs to be approved by the Administration before it appears on the website so there may be a delay.
And the winner is…Martina Sirol! Congratulations – we’ll be in touch.
This competition is now closed.
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Introduction to the play at 7.30pm before every performance (in English)
Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes (no interval)
Cost: Adults €20; Youths €8
Venue: Grand Théâtre / Studio
All photos courtesy of Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg – ©Caroline Moreau