National Theatre Live: Timon of Athens
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.
Cast: Stavros Demetraki, Jo Dockery, Martin Chamberlain, Jason Cheater, Paul Bentall
Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
Running time: 3hr 0min
Opens: Nov 01, 2012 Limited
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