Wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts, ostentatious host, Timon of Athens is surrounded by free-loaders and sycophants. He vastly outspends his resources but, finding his coffers empty, reassures his loyal steward that all will be well.
When he calls upon his associates, instead of offering help, they hang him out to dry. After a final, vengeful banquet, Timon withdraws to a literal and emotional wasteland, living off roots and pouring curses on a morally bankrupt Athens.
Simon Russell Beale has been described by the Independent as ‘the greatest stage actor of his generation.’ His recent work for the National Theatre includes London Assurance, Much Ado About Nothing and Collaborators, John Hodge’s Olivier Award-nominated new play in which he portrayed Stalin.
Simon Russell Beale
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Designer: Tim Hatley
Lighting Designer: Bruno Poet
Dates & Times:
1pm, Saturday 24 November 2012
1pm, Sunday 25 November 2012
Adult $25, Senior& Pensioner $22, F/T Student & Child 16&U $15*
*Transaction fees apply
*N.B. This is a screening of National Theatre Live, broadcast to you from London.