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On my radar: Ivo van Hove’s cultural highlights

The Olivier-winning theatre director on Paul Mescal’s star turn in Streetcar, an ideal Saturday in south London and the best composer he’d never heard of Belgian theatre director Ivo van Hove, 64, has been the artistic director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam, now Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, since 2001. His “maximalist minimalist” productions have included the Tony and Olivier-winning A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic, Lazarus at King’s Cross theatre and Hedda Gabler at the National. He also directed the 2009 film Amsterdam and a number of operas such as Salome by Richard Strauss and Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Van Hove’s adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, starring James Norton and Omari Douglas, is at the Harold Pinter theatre from 25 March to 18 June and the Savoy theatre from 4 July to 5 August. Continue reading...

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