Pascal Productions presents

Sappho

by Wendy Beckett
3 - 25 MAY 2024

Ticket Prices:
Standard tickets from £22 | Concessions from £17 | All previews £16 | Pioneers' Preview (3 May) £10

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Poet. Lover. Legend.

Fusing ancient poetry with modern music, Greek chorus with contemporary dance, Sappho is a thrilling adult fairy tale of mythic proportions that may – or may not – have happened.

We are somewhere between imagination and 6th century BC on the Greek island of Lesbos. The poet Sappho creates a new world in her own words. She breaks the rules of her society and elevates her gender. Socrates calls her work beautiful, Plato describes her as the tenth Muse and many think her work rivals even that of Homer’s Iliad.

Sappho has fallen in love with a woman but her family and a civilisation on the precipice of democracy have other plans for her. The defiantly spirited Sappho comes under fire and soon she must decide whether to marry a man for the advancement of her society or remain true to her own words – and her authentic self.

Expect dancing, passion, poetry and plenty of queer joy as Pascal Productions’ international hit makes its debut on the London stage.

Details

Mon – Sat: 7.45pm

Thu & Sat: 2.30pm

Running Time: 85 mins

No interval and no re-entry.

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

This production contains partial nudity and references to suicide and assault, and is recommended for ages 14+.

IN REHEARSALS

Videography by Ben Hewis Videography

The Company

Aaron Bladen
CAST
Aidan Banyard
CAST
Andrew Franklin
CAST
Eleanor Kane
CAST
Emmanuel Akwafo
CAST
Fanos Xenofos
CAST
Georgie Fellows
CAST
Jumoké Fashola
CAST
Kostas Tekkis
CAST
Lucy Mackay
CAST
Roann Hassani McCloskey
CAST
Velile Tshabalala
CAST
Ayse Babahan
CAST
Wendy Beckett
Co-DIRECTOR
Adam Fitzgerald
Co-DIRECTOR
Fotis Diamantopoulos
CHOREOGRAPHER
Halcyon Pratt
SET DESIGNER
Pavlos Thanopoulos
COSTUME DESIGNER
Adam King
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Mehdi Bourayou
MUSIC & SOUND DESIGNER
Nicholas Hockaday
CASTING DIRECTOR
James Anderton
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Marketing
CUP OF AMBITION
Kate Morley PR
PRESS
Paul Virides Productions
GENERAL MANAGEMENT

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Sappho

at Venue: Elephant SE11

Group Booking

Southwark Playhouse has a group booking rate of one free ticket in every 10 booked at the same time, and this discount may be combined with applicable concessions (i.e. student rate) where available. These can be booked by contacting the box office either by phoning us at 020 7407 0234, or filling in the below form.

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Southwark Playhouse Elephant
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