Timon of Athens (2012): National Theatre, Olivier Theatre
PrTimon of Athens (2012)
PRINCIPAL CAST: Simon Russell Beale (Timon); Deborah Findlay (Flavia); Ciaran McMenamin (Alcibiades); Hilton McRae (Apemantus).
This production ran from 17 July - 9 September 2012.
"Hytner does everything possible to localise the action. The opening image is of a swanky sponsors' party at a London gallery that proudly boasts the Timon Room. Later we see Timon hosting a lavish dinner where the cabaret consists of an erotically chic pas de deux (choreographed by the Royal Ballet's Edward Watson). And, when the hard times come, Timon's former friends are seen to inhabit City skyscrapers and ritzy Soho clubs." ~ Michael Billington, The Guardian, 18 July 2012, in Theatre Record 2012, Issue 15