The Special Relationship

The 400 is a a light hearted and irreverent piece of theatre that looks at Britain’s relationship with the USA – from 1620 all the way through to now.

Performed by renowned comedy/clowning theatre company Le Navet Bête, it will take place at the Barbican Theatre between August and September 2020, it follows the hilarious attempts of four people trying to flee their past lives.

They are an an optimist, a pessimist, a realist and a small child (yet to become any of the aforementioned). They meet at an emigration depot to go on a journey. They each have a different reason to flee; one is religious, another a criminal, one an adventurer, one looking for a family, but all after a special relationship – with God, with the law, with money, with themselves!?

The 400 traces their hilarious attempts to get away - getting caught up in war, revolt, exploitation…..

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