PALMYRA is an exploration of revenge, the politics of destruction and what we consider to be barbaric, inviting people to step back from the news and look at what lies beneath, and beyond, civilization.
Exploring revenge and the politics of destruction, PALMYRA prompts us to look beyond the news. Inspired by the destruction of Syria’s historical sites, it’s a political drama that mixes fact and fiction. Musing on what we consider to be barbarian, it’s about questioning civilisation and what lies beneath it.
Following an extended, unanimously-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe and touring Spain with BEST OF BE 2017, Bert and Nasi’s Total Theatre Award-winning, “weird, wonderful and strangely stressful” PALMYRA (★★★★ The Stage) returns.
WINNER Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form 2017
WINNER Stockholm Fringe Festival 2017 Grand Prix
WINNER Mess Festival Prize at BE Festival
WINNER ‘Best of BE’ Festival Award
“The duo who created Eurohouse shift from comic to tragic in a brilliant piece that reflects on Syria and the breakdown of relationships… A rewarding show to watch.” ★★★★ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Included in Lyn Gardner’s Top 10 Theatre productions of 2017
Developed with support from Croquis_BCN (Barcelona), Bristol Ferment, MAYK, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Ovalhouse and HOME.
Research and development of PALMYRA supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Dates & Times
The following information is for teachers and home educators. If you are not a teacher or home educator you can book tickets for this show by clicking on the ‘Dates & Times’ tab above.
Our Creative Learning Team says
This play is the ideal opportunity for students to consider how different theatre techniques can engage with challenging contemporary issues. We would particularly recommend attending the post show talk on 8 May.
Tickets for schools and home educators:
To find out more or to book, call our dedicated schools booking contact Amanda in the Box Office on 024 7615 0930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
While You are Here
Why not visit our John Piper exhibition in our Mead Gallery. It’s FREE entry and we can organise a FREE tour and/or workshop for your group. Contact Lynsey Cullen on email@example.com to find out more.
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