21 June 2010

Welcome to Thebes by Moira Buffini

Eurydice - Nikki Amuka-Bird
Megeara - Madeline Appiah
Pargeia - Rakie Ayola
Junior Lieutenant Scud - Omar Brown
Ensemble - Jessie Burton
Talthybia - Jacqueline Defferary
Ensemble - Daniel Fine
Ensemble - Karlina Grace
Junior Lieutenant Scud - Rene Gray
Theseus - David Harewood
Ismene - Tracy Ifeachor
Ensemble - Irma Inniss
Prince Tydeus - Chuk Iwuji
Girl - Alexia Khadime
Phaeax - Ferdinand Kingsley
Aglaea - Aicha Kossoko
Ensemble - Cornelius Macarthy
Haemon - Simon Manyonda
Tiresias - Bruce Myers
Euphrosyne - Pamela Nomvete
Ensemble - Clare Perkins
Ensemble - Victor Power
Polykleitos - Daniel Poyser
Thalia - Joy Richardson
Antigone - Vinette Robinson
Ensemble - Zara Tempest Walters
Sergeant Miletus - Michael Wildman

Directed by Richard Eyre & Designed by Tim Hatley

Seen on the night before the press came in the Olivier with Kwame-Kwei Amah was in the audience.

Wonderful seat at the side. Wonderful because I would not have like to have paid a great deal more than we did. It was much too loose and wobbly. The performances were great but it needed a shake-out and a brutal hand. It was self-conscious and a little bit too smug. It couldn't decide if it wanted to be contemporary or a classic. The execution of the helicopter arrival and departure was worth the entry price alone. The sound control was precision perfect and the use of the fans were completely over the top but very gratifying.