WELCOME TO THEBES

Thu 21 - Sat 30 June

WELCOME TO THEBES TOBACCO FACTORY THEATRES

By Moira Buffini

Directed by Lucy Pitman-Wallace

Thu 21 - Sat 30 June

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinees 2.30pm Sat 23/ Thu 28/ Sat 30

AGE GUIDE: 14YRS+

Set in a fictitious near-future but inspired by ancient myth, Welcome to Thebes offers a passionate exploration of an encounter between the world's richest and the world's poorest countries in the aftermath of a brutal war. This is an urgent, thrilling and epic play for our time.

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, London, in June 2010 to great critical acclaim.

£12 / £17 / £23 (16yrs + under have a discount of £4 off the £17 or £23 tickets (no concession on the £12 tickets)

Venue

Tobacco Factory Theatres

Raleigh Road

Southville

Bristol

BS3 1TF

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