Simon Stephens’ Carmen Disruption upends the expectations of anyone entering the Almeida Theatre. It’s a kind of living poetry, taking its cue from Bizet’s ever-popular opera but taking it into ever darker territory. When does an artist’s assumption of a role end and real life take over?
This is the Carmen we know and love, thoroughly deconstructed – and the man tasked with creating the musical soundscape for this trippy odyssey to the dark heart of the piece is composer, instrumentalist and actor Simon Slater. In this exclusive audio podcast he talks to Edward Seckerson about the genesis of a unique theatrical event.