Timon of Athens

By William Shakespeare

16-18, 22-25 February 2017 at 7.30pm

Matinée 25 February at 2.30pm

Timon of Athens is a complex essay on avarice, misanthropy and vengeance. Co-written with Thomas Middleton, it shines a light on to the dark, selfish and cold parts of how we relate to each other.

Ostentatious Timon loses a fortune, and with it a host of sycophants. In self-imposed exile, he finds a new fortune which brings the sycophants crawling back to him. But by then he has learnt to see through shallow flattery and helps purge Athens before his death.

This modern dress, sparse production aims to show how the play echoes through the banking crisis and austerity in contemporary Britain