Welcome To Thebes

Welcome To Thebes

At Olivier Theatre, National

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Set in the present day, but inspired by ancient myth, Moira Buffini's Welcome to Thebes offers a passionate exploration of an encounter between the world's richest and the world's poorest countries set in the aftermath of a brutal war.

Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation. Without the aid of Theseus, the leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn't stand a chance. But Theseus is arrogant, mercurial and motivated by profit. A swaggering opposition circles, impatient for insurrection. The body of the former dictator lies unburied. A boy soldier is carelessly murdered.

 

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Olivier Theatre, National
South Bank
London
SE1 9PX

Performance info

Evening performance
Various dates 7.30pm

Matinee
Various dates 2pm, 2.30pm

Booked from
2010-06-15

Booked for
2010-08-18

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