ILIAD, The National Theatre Wales' theatrical staging of Christopher Logue's War Music from directors Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes (The Persians and Coriolan/us), is currently showing at The Ffwrnes creative centre for the arts in Carmarthenshire.
“In the beginning there was no Beginning,
And in the end, no End…”
Bringing their trademark vision to the classic Greek story, this multimedia retelling of the final weeks of the Trojan War is told by a cast of great Welsh actors, including Melanie Walters (Gavin and Stacey), Richard Lynch (Coriolan/us, Pobol y Cwm) and Daniel Hawksford (Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage & Praxis Makes Perfect) along with a troupe of interfering teenage gods. ILIAD immerses you in a vast, 360-degree cinematic landscape.
Audience members can choose to experience the four individual shows separately, or be a part of one of two extraordinary marathon performances - either all-day or overnight (on the night of Sat 3 Oct).
Passion. Betrayal. Courage. Rage. Comradeship. Loss. Loyalty. War. Heroes rebel; Kings and gods clash … who can win in this brutal battle between men, gods and fate?
The Guardian gave ILIAD five stars, describing the "theatremaking [as] steely and severe, but ... also bracingly alive. ILIAD is certainly the theatrical event of the year. It may be the theatrical event of the decade."
ILIAD runs to 3rd October - book tickets here.