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Tristan & Yseult

Visiting Company

Seen through the eyes of the ‘Unloved’, Kneehigh’s critically acclaimed Tristan & Yseult, the greatest love story of the Celtic tradition, blends comedy, live music, grand passions and tender truths in an irresistible night of love.

Cornish King Mark is at war: he rules with his head not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister, or expected the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan.

Tristan & Yseult catapulted Kneehigh onto the international stage over a decade ago. Since then the show has played to rapt audiences across the world, from roofless Cornish castles to intimate New York warehouses. This latest incarnation of Kneehigh’s most successful show sees one of the UK’s most innovative theatre companies tour to the Citizens Theatre for the first time.

Tristan & Yseult has been hailed by critics as “a triumph”, “deliriously joyful” and “breathtaking in every respect”.



  • 30 May 2017 to 3 Jun 2017
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    • 30 May 2017 @ 7.30pm
    • 31 May 2017 @ 7.30pm
    • 1 Jun 2017 @ 7.30pm
    • 2 Jun 2017 @ 7.30pm
    • 3 Jun 2017 @ 2.30pm
    • 3 Jun 2017 @ 7.30pm

Main Theatre

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£12.50 - £22.50
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Recommended 10+

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop

Cast & Creative Team >

Creative Team
Adapter & Director - Emma Rice
Writers - Anna Maria Murphy and Carl Grose


“if this show doesn’t make you fall in love with theatre, there’s no potion on Earth that can help you.”
The Guardian ★★★★★

“the theatrical equivalent of a graphic novel — a colorful and richly inventive stage fable where myth and music seductively entwine” LA Times

“clever, poignant, passionate, sexy and cheerfully daft” The Stage

“It just doesn’t seem possible, let alone right, that a tragic love story could be so fantastically fun
New York Post

“Emma Rice’s ever-surprising adaptation of an ancient tale of fatal adultery feels like a giddy party”
New York Times