BAFTA and Olivier nominated actress Lesley Sharp plays heroic warrior Philoctetes, who is on his way to fight in the Trojan war with his fabled bow and arrow. Instead, after a venomous snake bite, he is left to die remote island of Lemnos. Stranded and wounded, he stays for 10 years. When a seer predicts that the Greeks need Philoctetes' famed bow and arrow in order to win the war, visitors return to the island. But Philoctetes' hope of rescue is cut through with fury at his abandonment and thirst for revenge.
The gender-blind casting and epic scale of the Oliver stage suggest a fresh but suitably epic interpretation of the story. We expect innovation and fusion of genres from Kate Tempest, who won the Ted Hughes award for her ground-breaking medley of street poetry, rap and classical myth in Brand New Ancients.
Tickets for Paradise go on sale at 8:30am on Friday 13 March
|What||Paradise, National Theatre|
|Where||National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
30 Jun 20 – 01 Aug 20, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£20 - £60|
|Website||Click here to book tickets|