Hervé

Actor

 THE PRISONER
- 2018 / 2019 -


Somewhere in the world, a man sits alone outside a prison. Who is he, and
why is he there? Is it a choice, or a punishment?

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Hervé toured internationally in The Prisoner, a play written by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne. The tour includes performances at The National Theatre in London, The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh and other cities (Rome, Perugia, New York, Yale, Geneva, Warsaw, St-Petersburg, Paris…). A production by C.I.C.T - Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord.


pictures and quotes

Kalieaswari Srinivasan as Nadia & Hervé Goffings as Ezekiel in Peter Brook’s   The Prisoner   at  the Theatre for a New Audience  in New York. Photo: Joan Marcus.

Kalieaswari Srinivasan as Nadia & Hervé Goffings as Ezekiel in Peter Brook’s The Prisoner at the Theatre for a New Audience in New York. Photo: Joan Marcus.

Hervé Goffings, who plays Ezekiel, Mavuso and Nadia’s uncle, is beautifully powerful and draws a stark contrast to Abeysekera on stage visually and vocally in his sturdy frame and booming voice. He is a steady presence, threading each character of the play together. His relationship with Mavuso is confused and dark, though his relationship with Nadia, played by Kalieaswari Srinivasan, is tender and gentle. His relationship with the Visitor is desperate and heartbreakingly obstructed.
— RYAN BENSON, Yale Daily News
Hiran Abeysekera as Mavuso & Hervé Goffings. Photo: Joan Marcus.

Hiran Abeysekera as Mavuso & Hervé Goffings. Photo: Joan Marcus.

Hervé Goffings gives a dignified, wonderful performance
— NOAH GOLDEN, On Stage Blog
Photo: Joan Marcus.

Photo: Joan Marcus.

Hervé Goffings as Ezechiel, Mavuso’s uncle, has a commanding moral authority.
— MARK FISHER, The Guardian

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