A Matter Of Life And Death
BASED ON THE FILM BY: MICHAEL POWELL & EMERIC PRESSBURGER
ADAPTED BY: TOM MORRIS & EMMA RICE FOR THE NATIONAL THEATRE
DIRECTED BY: MARK PERRIAN
Sunday 16th August 2015 – 7:30pm
Sunday 17th May 2015 – 7:30pm
Monday 18th May 2015 – 7:30pm
About the show
It is 1945. A young airman jumps to certain death from his burning aircraft. His last words are to a girl he has never met “I love you June”. You are life and I am leaving you’ Following an angelic blunder, caused by a classic English pea-souper, Peter Carter miraculously survives and finds June. To stay alive, Peter is forced to take himself, and the heavenly authorities to the Universal Court of Appeal.
Inspired by Powel and Pressburger’s 1946 film Mark Perrian directs this fantasy tale which affirms the value of love, whatever the cost may be.