A radical new staging of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s semi-autobiographical and hugely influential novella, adapted and directed by Austrian Stephanie Mohr, is coming to London! Gilman’s pioneering 1892 feminist classic is brought to life in a genre-defying production blending theatre, dance, live video and sound.
A young mother, confined to a room in a country estate by her physician husband, slowly becomes obsessed with the yellow wallpaper surrounding her. In her isolation, she sees a woman trapped in the patterns that she must attempt to free. This moving, dark and hallucinatory story explores identity and the physical and mental prisons we inhabit.
Directed by Stephanie Mohr (Youth Without God), The Yellow Wallpaper is performed by acclaimed actress and theatre maker Aurélia Thiérrée (Bells and Spells) and dancer and choreographer Fukiko Takase (See Art Through The Body). This world premiere unites three outstanding Coronet Theatre artists to collaborate, combining the studio and auditorium spaces for the first time.
Based on the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Adapted and directed by Stephanie Mohr
Starring Aurélia Thiérrée and Fukiko Takase