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Peter Hall adapts and directs John Barton's Tantalus, a 10 hour epic tracing the events of the Trojan war. Tantalus is a character in Greek myths who was punished by the Gods for stealing their secrets. He was consequently destined to spend all eternity with a rock hanging precariously over his head, to be forever hungry and thirsty, with food and drink in sight, but always - tantalizingly - just out of reach. The production is performed in three parts: The Outbreak of War, The War, and The Homecomings. The three cycles can be seen over two or three days or as a marathon performance on one single day.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Barbican Theatre, London