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Opening: Antigone & Prometheus Bound at Sound
Date: 15 August 2005
As Edinburgh heats up, openings slow down in London, where it’s pretty much all Greek this week:
OPENING TONIGHT, Monday 15 August 2005 (previews from 12 August), the National Youth Theatre makes its debut season at Soho Theatre in Dean Street, presenting Antigone at Hell's Mouth. The play tells the classic Greek story of Antigone, in a production with Cornwall’s acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre Company. Before the main performance begins at 8.00pm, a series of shorter plays, dubbed Short NYTs, will be performed by the cast. Antigone at Hell's Mouth runs for a limited season to 3 September 2005.
OPENING THURSDAY, 19 August 2005 (previews from 16 August), David Oyelowo takes the title role in Prometheus Bound at Leicester Square’s new Sound Theatre (See News, 25 May 2005). Oyelowo, best known as Danny from BBC spy drama Spooks, has starred in productions at the National and the RSC, and notably became the first black man to portray an English king when he played the title role in Henry VI as part of the RSC’s acclaimed 2001 “This England” cycle of Histories. The new adaptation of Aeschylus’ tragedy - based on the ancient Greek legend of Prometheus, part man, part god, who has the gift of prophecy - is directed and translated by James Kerr. It continues for a limited season to 13 September.
- by Caroline Ansdell
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