Omeros


Helen is pregnant, but doesn't know who the father is. Desperate to impress her, Hector leaves his fishing community and moves to the big city, while Achille, heartbroken, is taken on a spiritual journey to his homeland.
Omeros at Gate Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Gate Theatre
Starts: Thursday 7 May 2020
Closes: Saturday 30 May 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


I sang our wide country, the Caribbean sea


Like Philoctete's wound, this language carries its cure.


Helen is pregnant, but doesn't know who the father is.


Desperate to impress her, Hector leaves his fishing community and moves to the big city, while Achille, heartbroken, is taken on a spiritual journey to his homeland.


Meanwhile, Philoctete spends his days in the NO PAIN CAFE, longing for his ancient wound to heal.


Nobel Prize winning poet, Derek Walcott, reimagines the characters of Homer's Iliad as fishermen on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia.


Set against a backdrop of encroaching tourism and commercialism, this epic drama explores the community's historical wounds of slavery and the redemptive power of culture and heritage.


Directed by Elayce Ismail (Nanjing, Shakespeare's Globe), and developed with Paterson Joseph, Walcott's masterpiece is beautifully re-imagined for the Gate.


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Nottinghill Gate
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Box office tel: 0207 229 0706

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 7 May 2020

Press night:Tuesday 12 May 2020

Closes:Saturday 30 May 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm 12 May)

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Previews:
From £12

Standard:
From £18

Concessions:

Concession rate:

The Gate's concession rate is available to Disabled patrons, Equity members, and Senior Citizens. Please bring a valid form of ID with you. These concessions give you £3 off full price tickets.


Students and Under 26s:

If you're under 26 or in full time education, you can enjoy all Gate shows for £5 less than the cost of a full price ticket.


Unemployment concession:

If you're unemployed you can enjoy all Gate shows for £5 less than the cost of a full price ticket


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Access information


Caption evening: 26 May


Audio described evening: 28 May


Creatives


Author: Paterson Joseph - Creative Consultant
Director: Elayce Ismail

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