Olivier Theatre, National
(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat
More than 400 years after it was first performed, William Shakespeare’s “Timon of Athens” makes its way back to the capital for a run of performances throughout the summer at the Olivier National Theatre. The production boasts Simon Russell Beale among its cast members, whilst Nicholas Hytner takes on directing duties, ensuring that what will already be a successful show has even more going for it as theatre tickets go on sale.
Though it is not as famous as some of Shakespeare’s other pieces, “Timon of Athens” has a place in the hearts of audiences worldwide and so it will have pride of place at the venue when it opens with other shows like “The Doctor’s Dilemma” at the Lyttelton National Theatre during the same period.
In “Timon of Athens” the focus is on the title character, a man who showers the rich with more riches and gifts, but when he inevitably finds his finances running dry the rich turn their backs on him, leaving to fend for himself.
Simon Russell Beale brings the character to life, drawing on decades of experience in the arts which should serve to make this production entirely unmissable.
“Timon of Athens” is at the Olivier National Theatre from Tuesday 10th July 2012 to Sunday 9th September 2012.
|Booking From:||Sunday, 5th August 2012|
|Booking Until:||Wednesday, 31st October 2012|
|Matinees:||Wednesday and Saturday 2pm and Sunday 3pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
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