A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life & Death


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 in the flesh. But, things are not so simple! To stay alive, Peter is forced to take himself, and the heavens to the Universal Court of Appeal.

Kneehigh takes on the Olivier stage at the National Theatre in a new adaptation of this much loved war movie by Powell and Pressburger. A love story set against the backdrop of the Second World War - romantic, surreal and poignantly funny.



Director   Emma Rice
Set Designer   Bill Mitchell
Company   Dorothy Atkinson, Stu Barker, Jamie Bradley, Dan Canham, Fiona Chivers, Meryl Fernandes, Gisli Örn Gardarsson, Thomas Goodridge, Tamzin Griffin, Douglas Hodge, Craig Johnson, Pete Judge, Debbie Korley, Pieter Lawman, Dom Lawton, Róbert Luckay, Lyndsey M

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