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Thu 7th Feb at 7:00pm


@ The Roundhouse, London

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Playing Cards 1: SPADES is a remarkable new production from world-renowned theatre-maker Robert Lepage.

True to this outstanding director’s rich artistic legacy, the show makes brilliant use of theatrical wizardry and has been created specifically for presentation in the round within the Roundhouse’s stunning Main Space.

Playing Cards 1:SPADES is the first in a planned series of four plays, each shaped around one suit in a deck of cards. This first part explores the theme of war and is set in the desert city of Las Vegas at the onset of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.

'This totally addictive crack-pipe of a play...mixes sex, drugs, violence and politics into a blend you won’t want to forget. Lepage has another winner on his hands' - Toronto Star

Robert Lepage is a master of theatrical magic. Prolific, innovative and always utterly original in his approach, he works across theatre, dance, opera, circus, film and video. His many seminal works have extended the boundaries of drama and used new technologies to open up new possibilities in staging. Peter Gabriel, for whom he directed a critically-acclaimed world tour, famously described him as a creator of “theatre for people who don’t like theatre”.

'The greatest creative force in today's theatre' - Daily Telegraph

This event takes place at The Roundhouse, which has achieved Gold Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.

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Venue Facts

Venue: The Roundhouse

Chalk Farm Road

NW1 8EH 51.543041, -0.151297

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Disabled Access: Gold Status



Bookings: 0844 482 8008


  → Kentish Town West 7 min walk


  → Chalk Farm 4 min walk

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