What's On - Theatre
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical has been a recent smash hit in the West End and promises to deliver equally impressive results during its residency in Bradford.
Set on the border of two countries at war, this poignant production tells the story of Hari and Nor: two guards who have found themselves stationed on opposite sides of the border for six years. In spite of their lingual and cultural differences, they have learned how to communicate with one another – and, together, cope with the traumatic realities of war through the world of dreams, represented by the poems of Lauri Viita.
Based on the Oscar-winning film, which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man is the inaugural production from the Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company – starring Downton Abbey star Ed Speleers as self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt and Mathew Horne (of Gavin and Stacey fame) as his long-lost older brother, Raymond. Don’t miss it.