I saw this on Friday night and as much as I have loved many of Ivo's productions, I'm getting wary of his bag of tricks. And this one especially toward the end I feel that the production was bordering on the most offensive kind of violent pornography. The stage craft was terrific but in service of what?
Thank you for pointing that out so gently! A whoosh moment. But not inconceivable choice for him...?!
Not a joke. Aside from any productions which may visit from Europe, this is his next London project.
My apologies. It seems like such a "dream" pairing for an adaptation that I thought it couldn't be real. But, I did see a reference in an interview with Stephens about adapting The Shining. So, my bad. I do find it interesting that King would sign off on van Hove directing an adaptation given how much King reportedly disliked Kubrick's "auteur" version - if King even has a right of approval. I know there was an opera version a few years ago - but you do wonder how much stage audiences will be expecting the Kubrick version rather than what King actually wrote.
That aside, I am very intrigued by a Stephens/van Hove pairing.