Thebes Land gala night

Friday 4 November 2016

Galas - London Fringe

A gala performance of Thebes Land is being held on Friday 2 December 2016 at the Arcola Theatre. Includes drinks and nibbles and the chance to meet the playwright, director and members of the company. Tickets £35.
Thebes Land at Arcola Theatre

Image: Arcola Theatre

An electrifying tale about retribution and justice, love and masculinity, Thebes Land has played sold-out runs in eight countries worldwide.

Now it premieres in London for four weeks only as part of the Arcola Theatre's winter season, starring Trevor White (Long Day’s Journey Into Night, West End; Enron, Royal Court) and Alex Austin (Fury, Soho Theatre; Yen, Royal Court).

Franco-Uruguayan playwright Sergio Blanco, one of Latin America’s most exciting voices, teams up with award-winning director Daniel Goldman to tease the boundaries between truth and lies, what you know and what you think you know.

Gala night

On Friday 2 December, there will be a special gala night with complimentary drinks and nibbles.

You can also meet the playwright Sergio Blanco, the director Daniel Goldman and members of the company.

Tickets cost £35.

Show synopsis

How could anyone kill their own father?

One of the rarest and most shocking crimes known to man is interrogated in this daring new play, with the on-stage participation of convicted patricide Martin Santos.

An electrifying tale about retribution and justice, love and masculinity, Thebes Land has played sold-out runs in eight countries worldwide.

Post-show discussions

There will also be a number of free post-show discussions on these dates ...

Tuesday 6 December: Patricide on Stage

Wednesday 7 December: Metatheatre and Autofiction

Wednesday 14 December: Observation, Surveillance and Control in Theatre

Wednesday 21 December: Writing Prisons

See the Arcola website for further details.


Trevor White

Alex Austin

Martin Santos


Text - Sergio Blanco

Direction - Daniel Goldman

Literal Translation - Rob Cavazos

Adaptation - Daniel Goldman

Design - Jemima Robinson

Lighting and Video Design - Richard Williamson

Sound Design - Elena Pena

Production Manager - Scott Handley

Production LX - Josh Hale

Assistant Production Manager - Tom Salmon

Stage Manager - Cassandra Fumi

Associate Director - Gianluca Lello

Photogaphy - Alex Brenner

Assistant Director - Mariana Aristizabal

Assistant Designer - Malena Arcucci

A production by Arcola Theatre and CASA Latin American Theatre Festival.

Supported by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.

Arcola Theatre, London, seen from the street.

Photo: Peter Brown 2015


Arcola Theatre

24 Ashwin Street


London E8 3DL


Performances: 30 November to 23 December 2016

Gala night: 2 December 2016


Performances: £10-£19

Gala night: £35 (including performance)

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