Welcome to Thebes

Olivier Theatre
103 Borough Rd, London, England SE1 0AA
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation. Without the aid of Theseus, the leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn't stand a chance. But Theseus is arrogant, mercurial and motivated by profit. A swaggering opposition circles, impatient for insurrection. The body of the former dictator lies unburied. A boy soldier is carelessly murdered. Set in the present day, but inspired by ancient myth, Moira Buffini's Welcome to Thebes offers a passionate exploration of an encounter between the world's richest and the world's poorest countries set in the aftermath of a brutal war.

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NEWS

REVIEW ROUNDUP: Nikki Amuka-Bird, David Harewood, et al. Open in Moira Buffini's Welcome to Thebes - Jun 24, 2010

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