Sunset at the Villa Thalia

Sunset at the Villa Thalia

by Alexi Kaye Campbell

directed by Simon Godwin  

originally produced at National Theater, London, United Kingdom

June 1, 2016 through August 8, 2016

About the Premiere Production:

(Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Synopsis: Sunset at the Villa Thalia takes place in two different time periods: April 1967 and August 1976, which sees Greece in political turmoil. Charlotte and Theo have retreated to small island in search of peace and inspiration. But when they meet a charismatic American couple – June and Harvey – they are seduced into making choices with devastating consequences. The play references the infamous Colonels’ coup d’état of April 1967 and the ricocheting effect on Greece, and international relations over the subsequent years.

Grant Statement: Support from the Edgerton Foundation provided the full creative team with a week of extra rehearsal time to give this new work the opportunity to reach its full potential ahead of its press night in June 2016.

Cast: Christos Callow, Sam Crane, Glykeria Dimou, Elizabeth McGovern, Ben Miles, Pippa Nixon, and Eve Polycarpou.

Designer: Hildegard Bechtler

Lighting Designer: Natasha Chivers

Music: Michael Bruce

Movement Director: Jonathan Goddard

Sound Designer: Tom Gibbons

Company Voice Work: Jeannette Nelson

Dialect Coach: Charmian Hoare

Staff Director: Caroline Williams