The Love of the Nightingale

By Timberlake Wertenbaker


26-28 March , 1-4 April 2020 at 7.30pm

Matinée 4 April at 2.30pm


“Listen. This is the noise of myth. It makes the same sound as shadow. Can you hear it?”


A dispassionate Chorus narrates a story of forbidden love, unspeakable violence and terrible revenge. A story of the power of words and the power to silence them.


Well-suited to the MeToo and Time’s Up era, this play presents a modern re-telling of the myth of Philomele, daughter of the king of Athens, her sister Procne and brother-in-law Tereus. It was written for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1988.


Contains adult themes