It’s back. The smash-hit, critically-acclaimed Thebes Land – winner of Best Production at the 2016 Off West End awards – returns to Arcola for 5 weeks only.
In this exhilarating multiple-reality drama, a playwright struggles to stage the incredible story of Martin Santos, a young man serving a life sentence for killing his father. As their interviews progress and opening night approaches, both of their worlds begin to unravel with shocking consequences. Will the truth be found, and can it be told?
Trevor White and Alex Austin reprise their celebrated performances in Daniel Goldman‘s funny, ingenious production, performed inside a giant steel cage.
Part of CASA Latin American Theatre Festival
“★★★★ Exquisitely crafted ... utterly compelling ... a rare treat”
“★★★★ Frequently sublimely funny ... a witty, unexpected show that boasts blistering performances”
“★★★★ This ingenious two-hander remakes the rules of storytelling then breaks them”
“★★★★ What a sharp, satisfying watch this is ... Sergio Blanco's play turns somersaults with the truth”
“★★★★★ A must-see production, brilliantly acted by Austin and White ... superbly adapted by Daniel Goldman ... a tour de force”
“★★★★★ Trevor White and the remarkable Alex Austin are mesmerising”
“★★★★ An exceptional exploration of performance itself. Exhilarating, moving, and slick ... a real highlight of this year’s theatre”
“★★★★ A wily beast of a play that leaves you reeling”
“ ★★★★ A rewarding, innovative drama”
“★★★★ A stunning & unusual play, the kind one remembers long afterwards ... the actors are both superb”
“★★★★ Goldman’s superbly acted production offers many pleasures”
“★★★★ A hell of a play ... though it delves deep into darkness it's also extremely funny, thanks to a nimble and punchy translation by Daniel Goldman ... It's a winner! Go go go!”
“★★★★ Daniel Goldman’s rather ingeniously directed twist on the Oedipus myth works magnificently”
“★★★★ Fascinating to watch ... The performances from White and Austin are exceptional”
“★★★★ Superb and intricate ... A brilliant, important show, wonderfully executed”
“★★★★ Definitely a play to see ... Trevor White is excellent and Alex Austin exceptionally fine”
“★★★★ Quite unlike anything one has seen before ... Cleverly written, blazingly acted ... a dazzling night at the theatre”
“★★★★ Thought provoking, innovative, daring and - above all - entertaining”