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The show below is due to open after that date so (on current information) it is likely to go ahead as scheduled.



Paradise


In a cave on a desolate island lives Philoctetes: once a wartime hero, now a wounded outcast. Stranded for ten years, he sees a chance of escape when a young solider appears with tales of Philoctetes' past glories.
Paradise at National Theatre

Photography (Lesley Sharp) by Alex Telfer


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: National Theatre
Starts: Tue 30 June 2020
Booking until: Saturday 1 August 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


In a cave on a desolate island lives Philoctetes: once a wartime hero, now a wounded outcast.


Stranded for ten years, he sees a chance of escape when a young solider appears with tales of Philoctetes' past glories.


But with his hope comes suspicion and, as an old enemy emerges, he is faced with an even greater temptation: revenge.


Background


Ian Rickson (Translations) directs Kate Tempest's powerful new version of the Greek legend, with a cast including Lesley Sharp.

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Theatre


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Postal address:
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Box office tel: 020 7452 3000

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 30 June 2020

Press night:Tuesday 7 July 2020

Booking until:Saturday 1 August 2020

Closes:No date announced.

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Previews:

Previews 30 June - 6 July

£69 - £20


Standard:

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees

£86, £66, £56, £46, £36, £20


Friday & Saturday eves

£89, £69, £59, £49, £39, £20


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Access information


Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:

Sat 1 August, 2pm preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.30pm


Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:

Wed 29 July, 7.30pm


Smart Caption Glasses will be available for performances from Friday 10 July, 7.30pm


Cast


Includes:

Lorna Gayle

Lesley Sharp - Philoctetes


Creatives


Author: Kate Tempest
Director: Ian Rickson
Designer: Rae Smith
Lighting: Hugh Vanstone
Sound: Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Fight director: Terry King
Movement: Coral Messam

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