Welcome to Thebes An intriguing political drama, inspired by ancient myth.

Welcome to Thebes

Tobacco Factory Theatres

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 21 Jun 2018 - Sat 30 Jun 2018
  • Location Tobacco Factory Theatres
  • Evenings


  • Matinees

    Sat 23/ Thu 28/ Sat 30 2.30pm

  • Ticket Prices

    £17 Full / £12 Concession

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.

By Moira Buffini

Directed by Lucy Pitman-Wallace

Set Design by Emily Leonard

Costume Design by Daniel Scott

Lighting Design by Joe Stathers

Sound Design by James Goldsworthy


I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice