03 May - 19 May 2012
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‘This is as stylish and unsettling a production as you'll see in London this year’ Time Out
'It’s the kind of thing aficionados of non-naturalistic theatre will cross continents to devour.' Evening Standard
‘The performances are intensely powerful’ Financial Times
‘Three Kingdoms is essential viewing’ A Younger Theatre
‘An evening of startling, sometimes staggering, theatre’ The Londonist
'Insanely brilliant' Spoonfed
Click here to see an interview with Simon Stephens and Lyric Artistic Director Sean Holmes.
The London premiere of a dark new thriller by Simon Stephens, set across three countries exploring human trafficking and the vice trade.
‘A profoundly great evening.’
‘Wonderful… A superb production.’
A woman's head is washed up on the banks of the Thames in Hammersmith. Two British detectives set off on the trail of her killers. While crossing borders and language barriers they enter a nightmarish world that will change one of them forever.
Simon Stephens was last at the Lyric with the award-winning Punk Rock and A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky. This will be the first time that the Lyric Hammersmith, Germany’s Munich Kammerspiele and Estonia’s Teater NO99 have collaborated together.
Part of World Stages London