Ian Rickson (Translations) directs Kate Tempest's powerful new version of the Greek legend, with a cast including Lesley Sharp.
In a cave on a desolate island lives Philoctetes: once a wartime hero, now a wounded outcast.
Stranded for ten years, he sees a chance of escape when a young solider appears with tales of Philoctetes’ past glories.
But with his hope comes suspicion and, as an old enemy emerges, he is faced with an even greater temptation: revenge.
‘Kate Tempest has a gift for shattering and transcending convention.’
New York Times
Following advice from Government and Public Health England about the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the performance of Paradise on Tuesday 30 June has been cancelled.
It may take a short while before we can contact all ticket-holders for cancelled performances directly about their booking.
We recognise that this is a difficult time for many, and thank you for your patience.
If you have not heard from us by Tuesday 14 April, please contact a member of the Box Office team about your booking.
Winner of the Ted Hughes Award, nominated for the Costa Book Award for Poetry, and twice-nominated for the Mercury Prize, Kate Tempest (Brand New Ancients, Let Them Eat Chaos) is an astonishing writer, recording artist and performer.
Her powerful new version of the Greek tragedy Philoctetes is directed by Ian Rickson (Translations) with Lesley Sharp as the mighty warrior.
Production supported by Areté Foundation, Betsy & Ed Cohen
Talks and Events
Exploring Paradise, Philoctetes and Ancient Greek Theatre Fri 10 July, 2pm, £35/£20/£7.50
Writer Kate Tempest Wed 26 Aug, 6pm, £9/£6
Further talks and events to be announced later in the year.