Sunset at the Villa Thalia

Sunset at the Villa Thalia

Location: 
West End

April 1967: Greece is in political turmoil. Charlotte and Theo have retreated to a small island in search of peace and inspiration. But when they meet a charismatic American couple at the port they are seduced into making choices with devastating consequences. This funny and passionate new play by Alexi Kaye Campbell (Woman in Gold, The Pride, Apologia) spans a decade as it explores the impact of foreign influence, planned and unintentional, on a nation and its people.

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By: 
Alexi Kaye Campbell
Producer: 
National Theatre
Director: 
Simon Godwin
Lighting: 
Natasha Chivers
Sound: 
Tom Gibbons
Design: 
Hildegard Bechtler
Choreography: 
Jonathan Goddard
Cast list: 
Christos Callow, Sam Crane, Glykeria Dimou, Elizabeth McGovern, Ben Miles, Pippa Nixon and Eve Polycarpou
Sunset at the Villa Thalia Schedule
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
Available from: 
Sunday, 4 December, 2016
Booking to: 
Thursday, 4 August, 2016
Closes: 
Thursday, 4 August, 2016

Our Review

The play ultimately fails to ignite...it's unsubtle and heavy-handed.

There's something quite disappointing about Alexi Kaye Campbell's new play which attempts to juggle a strong political message in a personal and allegorical fashion that ultimately makes it feel like a missed opportunity. Having done the same thing so magnificently in his 2008 play 'The Pride' which similarly... Read more

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