One of the most controversial theatre directors of this generation, Milo Rau, is making headlines yet again with his play Lam Gods, inspired by “The Ghent Altarpiece”.
Mio Rau has created an international scandal with his new play by simulating sex in front of children for his new play Lam Gods.
- Milo Rau, a well-known theatre director, has once again raised eyebrows with his play Lam Gods by showing two couples appeared as Adam and Eve simulating sex in front of children.
- But according to Rau, this scene where the simulation is real, not an enacted one, exhibits a sense of a universe in which both audience and performers share something in common.
- The play is an adaptation of The Adoration of the Lamb of God, by the Van Eyck brothers, and translates the Biblical characters into modern people who tell their stories on stage.
- The famous Ghent Altarpiece is a complex 15th-century polyptych altarpiece in St Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium. It is considered a masterpiece of European art.
- Lam Gods, the play, starts with an image of creation through a fog of stage smoke and ends with a forecast of the climatologically apocalypse.
- Rau appreciates the open-mindedness of Belgium, saying this couldn’t have been possible in some other country.