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Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Shakespeareâ€™s strange fable of consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton, in a new revival directed by Nicholas Hytner.
"Fast, venomously satirical." - The Daily Mail
"Bold, incisive revival ... an urgent play for today." - The Daily Telegraph
"A lacerating parable for our troubled times. A characteristically terrific performance from Simon Russell Beale." - The Evening Standard
"Itâ€™s a wonder weâ€™ve had to wait until now to get a revival for Timon of Athens ... Nicholas Hytnerâ€™s production is so relevant ... almost flawless." - Time Out London
The National Theatreâ€™s acclaimed contemporary staging of Shakespeareâ€™s strange fable, set against a backdrop of modern-day London where money is power, has enjoyed a sell-out run at the theatre.
Wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts and ostentatious host, Timon of Athens suddenly finds his coffers empty. When he calls upon his friends for help, they hang him out to dry. So begins Shakespeareâ€™s strange fable of conspicuous consumption, debt and ruin.
Simon Russell Beale (Collaborators, London Assurance) takes the title role in Nicholas Hytnerâ€™s (Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors) bold production, which makes Timon of Athens more relevant and compelling than ever before.
(Approximate running time: 150 min., including one intermission) HD Digital Presentation