Sunset at the Villa Thalia
A funny and passionate play from the author of The Pride and The Faith Machine.
April 1967. Greece is in political turmoil. Charlotte and Theo have retreated to a small island in search of peace and inspiration. But when they meet a charismatic American couple at the port they are seduced into making choices with devastating consequences.
Alexi Kaye Campbell's play Sunset at the Villa Thalia spans a decade as it explores the impact of foreign influence, planned and unintentional, on a nation and its people.
It premiered at the National Theatre, London, in 2016, in a production directed by Simon Godwin.
Sunset at the Villa Thalia is also available in the volume Alexi Kaye Campbell Plays: One.
Extra Content: 'I knew I had to write a play about Greece': Alexi Kaye Campbell on why he wrote Sunset at the Villa Thalia, in an article for The Guardian, 28 May 2016. 'I was just a year old when the tanks rolled ominously down the streets of Athens one morning, announcing the beginning of one of Greece’s darkest chapters...' Read more >>
'Beautifully resonant... a convincing mix of social comedy and Greek tragedy'The Arts Desk
'A winner, a slow-burn story that works on many levels'The Times
26 May 2016Size: 198mm x 129mm
26 May 2016
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