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    ARCHIVE: Welcome to Thebes

    • SHOWING
    • 21 Jun -
      30 Jun 2018
      21 Jun - 30 Jun 2018
    About

    Written by Moira Buffini
    Directed by Lucy Pitman-Wallace

    The graduating students of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School present an urgent, thrilling and epic play for our time. Welcome to Thebes offers a passionate exploration of an encounter between the world’s richest and poorest countries 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.

    Moira Buffini’s Welcome to Thebes premiered at the National Theatre in June 2010 to great critical acclaim.


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    • RUNNING TIME2hrs 45mins (inc. interval)
    • AGE RECOMMENDATION14+
    • TICKETSFrom £12 (limited availability)
    • VENUE

    Thu 21 – Sat 30 June 7.30pm
    Matinees Thu 28 & Sat 2.30pm (No show Sun)

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    Reviews
    • ****

      "This is a powerful and mature story brought to life by a talented cast"

      StageTalk Magazine
    • "Performances full of potential from a talented and committed company"

      British Theatre Guide
    • "Buffini’s is a brave choice of topic; greater than all but a handful of playwrights"

      The Guardian on Welcome to Thebes at the National Theatre

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