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National Theatre Live:
William Shakespeare:
Timon of Athens

NT Live

In collaboration with the British Embassy & the British Council in Athens

Live transmission from the National Theatre - London

With Greek subtitles

Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Shakespeare’s strange fable of consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton.

Wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts, ostentatious host, Timon of Athens is surrounded by free-loaders and sycophants. He vastly outspends his resources but, finding his coffers empty, reassures his loyal steward that all will be well. When he calls upon his associates, instead of offering help, they hang him out to dry. After a final, vengeful banquet, Timon withdraws to a literal and emotional wasteland, living off roots and pouring curses on a morally bankrupt Athens.

Martin Chamberlain
Jason Cheater
Stavros Demetraki
Paul Dodds
Deborah Findlay
Ciaran McMenamin
Simon Russell Beale
Nick Sampson

DIRECTOR Nicholas Hytner

“A fable about the toxic nature of a ruthlessly commercialised world.” Guardian

“A lacerating parable for our troubled times. A characteristically terrific performance from Simon Russell Beale.” Evening Standard