Performers Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni explore Peter Brook’s Valley of Astonishment
in Actors and Performers, Directors, International
1st July 2014
INTERVIEW: KATHRYN HUNTER and MARCELLO MAGNI
The performers, who are married, talk to Judi Herman about appearing together in The Valley of Astonishment (currently at the Young Vic), written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne, a meditation on the human mind, exploring and celebrating the neurological condition of synaesthesia. Recorded at the Young Vic, 27 June 2014.
Because there is not a set the audience have to contribute with their imagination, construct the landscape, and in that sense Peter is almost declaring from the first moment that we are telling a story inside another story inside another story, and I think for him theatre is telling stories.