Paradise

Paradise

A new version of Philoctetes by Sophocles

Overview

A thrilling story of pride, glory and betrayal.

Kae Tempest, the astonishing writer, recording artist and performer, forges an epic new take on Greek legend.

Philoctetes: once a celebrated wartime hero, now a wounded outcast on a desolate island.

When a young soldier appears, his hope of escape comes with suspicion. And as an old enemy also emerges, he is faced with an even greater temptation: revenge.

Director Ian Rickson returns to the National Theatre following his acclaimed, sold-out runs of Translations.

The all-female company, including Lesley Sharp as Philoctetes, will perform amidst a dramatic wasteland designed by Rae Smith (War Horse, Barber Shop Chronicles).

Date & time

Opening 04 Aug
Wed 4 Aug - Sun 11 Sep 2021, 2.30pm & 8pm

Venue

South Bank SE1 9PX London, UK · Get Directions
‐ ‐
No user reviews
Be the first to review it
Loading user reviews…

Be the first to review this show once it opens.

Open in app