Following a sell-out run in 2009, Tom Stoppard and Andre Previn's play returns to the Olivier.
A co-production with Waterloo-based Southbank Sinfonia, Britain's young professional orchestra, conducted by Simon Over.
A dissident is locked up in an asylum. If he accepts that he was ill, has been treated and is now cured, he will be released. He refuses.
Sharing his cell is a real lunatic who believes himself to be surrounded by an orchestra. As the dissident's son begs his father to free himself with a lie, Tom Stoppard's darkly funny and provocative play asks if denying the truth is a price worth paying for liberty.