Scenes From An Execution

Scenes From An Execution

At Lyttelton Theatre, National

Price from € 61.20

Tickets for Howard Barker's Scenes from an Execution in London can be booked here. Scenes from an Execution is about Venice in the sixteenth-century!

Commissioned to paint a vast canvas celebrating the triumphant Battle of Lepanto, the free-spirited Galactia creates instead a breathtaking scene of war-torn carnage. In her fierce determination to stay true to herself, she alienates the authorities and faces incarceration. Her younger lover Carpeta is approached to take over and seizes the assignment for himself.

Howard Barker's Scenes from an Execution makes sixteenth-century Venice the setting for a fearless exploration of sexual politics and the timeless tension between personal ambition and moral responsibility, between the patron's demands and the artist's autonomy.

 

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Venue information

Lyttelton Theatre, National
South Bank
London
SE1 9PX

Performance info

Evening performance
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm

Matinee
Thursday and Saturday 2.15pm and Sunday 3pm

Booked from
2012-11-30

Booked for
2012-12-09

Duration of performance:
2 hours 35 minutes

Directions


(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called &lsquo;Sutton Walk&rsquo; that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat</p

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