National Theatre Live: Timon of Athens

Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Shakespeare's strange fable of consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton.

Wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts, ostentatious host, Timon of Athens is surrounded by free-loaders and sycophants. He vastly outspends his resources but, finding his coffers empty, reassures his loyal steward that all will be well.

When he calls upon his associates, instead of offering help, they hang him out to dry. After a final, vengeful banquet, Timon withdraws to a literal and emotional wasteland, living off roots and pouring curses on a morally bankrupt Athens.

Simon Russell Beale has been described by the Independent as 'the greatest stage actor of his generation.' His recent work for the National Theatre includes London Assurance, Much Ado About Nothing and Collaborators, John Hodge's Olivier Award-winning new play in which he portrayed Stalin.

As a part of the National Theatre Live series, Timon of Athens will be recorded live in London. Phoenix Art Museum is the exclusive Phoenix-area venue for this thrilling series of great plays.

Cost: $15 Museum Members, Arizona Theatre subscribers and students with ID; $18 general admission. Presented in High Definition and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Runtime: approx 2hrs.

Multi-ticket packages are also available! Tickets here.

Not a Member? Click here for a limited time offer which includes a Museum Membership and 2 tickets to a NTL simulcast.

National Theatre Live at Phoenix Art Museum is generously sponsored by Sue and Bud Selig.

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