Built as a Music Hall in 1855, Greenwich Theatre is now one of London’s premiere OffWestEnd theatres, offering a year round programme of drama, comedy, musical theatre, children’s shows and one of the country’s finest traditional pantomimes.
Regular features in the programme include an annual children’s theatre festival at Easter, an emerging talent season in May and a free outdoor summer show each July. The theatre has a strong focus on new or developing work, and applications to join the company’s Artist Development Programme number in the hundreds every year. August 2011 will see the launch of a new international exchange programme with Teatro Latea in New York, through which Greenwich Theatre will bring the winner of the New York City ONE Festival first to Edinburgh and then to London.
In the wake of a change of regime in Troy, the Gods are busy re-establishing order among their human subjects. Concerned for the well-being of Aeneas and his men, who are shipwrecked and besieged at sea by storms after fleeing Troy, Aeneas' mother Venus persuades Jupiter to give the sufferers some respite. With his fellow survivors, Aeneas arrives on the strange African coast of Carthage. Haunted by the treachery and misery of the Trojans' defeat, he is greeted by the beautiful Queen Dido. At the contrivance of Venus and her son Cupid, Dido and Aeneas begin a passionate romance.
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