Sunset at the Villa Thalia

Sunset at the Villa Thalia

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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Alexi Kaye Campbell
National Theatre
Simon Godwin
Natasha Chivers
Tom Gibbons
Hildegard Bechtler
Jonathan Goddard
Cast list: 
Christos Callow, Sam Crane, Glykeria Dimou, Elizabeth McGovern, Ben Miles, Pippa Nixon and Eve Polycarpou
West End
Sunset at the Villa Thalia Schedule
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
Available from: 
Tuesday, 28 March, 2017
Booking to: 
Thursday, 4 August, 2016
Thursday, 4 August, 2016

Our Review

The play ultimately fails to'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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