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Timon of Athens, National Theatre: Press Night Tonight
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It is the National Theatre's Timon of Athens Press Night tonight so Good Luck NT!

I am sure the production will be amazing as it is directed by Nick Hytner!

Cut and pasted from the National Theatre Website:

Timon of Athens
by William Shakespeare


Wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts, ostentatious host, Timon of Athens showers gifts and hospitality on the city’s elite. He vastly outspends his resources but, finding his coffers empty, reassures his loyal steward that all will be well.

When he calls upon his erstwhile 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 ever more surreal curses on a morally bankrupt Athens.

Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Shakespeare’s strange fable of conspicuous consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton.

For full production details, photo galleries, and to book tickets follow the link:
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/69913/productions/timon-of-athens.html

National Theatre Live:
Timon of Athens will be broadcast to cinemas across the UK and around the world on 1 November 2012 as part of National Theatre Live.

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Hope to catch this via NT Live. Reviews already very favourable. :-)

Yes it has been garnering 5 star reviews all over the shop. I am not in the least bit surprised. It is directed by Nick Hytner and so that is what I expected! Don't hope to catch this - make a date! I will be watching the NT Live version as well as seeing it live at the theatre. It would be fab to see this with you as part of NT Live even though I would be watching in London and you in Lincs!

All this really whets my appetite for Othello directed by Nick Hytner and starring Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear. I went to a Platform Rory gave re Haussmans and he said they had already started talking about it!

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