Sunset at the Villa Thalia
by Alexi Kaye Campbell
directed by Simon Godwin
originally produced at National Theater, London, United Kingdom
June 1, 2016 through August 8, 2016
About the Premiere Production:
(Photo: Manuel Harlan)
Synopsis: Sunset at the Villa Thalia takes place in two different time periods: April 1967 and August 1976, which sees Greece in political turmoil. Charlotte and Theo have retreated to small island in search of peace and inspiration. But when they meet a charismatic American couple – June and Harvey – they are seduced into making choices with devastating consequences. The play references the infamous Colonels’ coup d’état of April 1967 and the ricocheting effect on Greece, and international relations over the subsequent years.
Grant Statement: Support from the Edgerton Foundation provided the full creative team with a week of extra rehearsal time to give this new work the opportunity to reach its full potential ahead of its press night in June 2016.
Cast: Christos Callow, Sam Crane, Glykeria Dimou, Elizabeth McGovern, Ben Miles, Pippa Nixon, and Eve Polycarpou.
Designer: Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting Designer: Natasha Chivers
Music: Michael Bruce
Movement Director: Jonathan Goddard
Sound Designer: Tom Gibbons
Company Voice Work: Jeannette Nelson
Dialect Coach: Charmian Hoare
Staff Director: Caroline Williams
• "Theatre: Sunset at the Villa Thalia at the Dorfman Theatre, SE1," Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2016
• "Sunset at the Villa Thalia review – dinner and despotism on the Greek islands," The Guardian, June 3, 2016
• "Sunset at the Villa Thalia, National Theatre," The Art Desk, June 2, 2016