Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas present Palmyra, a production that examines revenge and destruction, inspired by a background of the conflict and war raging through Syria. Palmyra is about more than just news reports from a war-town country, it explores something deeper that can't be avoided in good times or bad: people and relationships. With just two performances at the new NST City Studio, you can catch Palmyra on Thursday May 10th and Friday May 11th.
The name 'Palmyra' comes from the Syrian city that was both an ancient city left in ruins, and a modern city ransacked by ISIL and bombed by military forces. But this isn't a play about war, at least on a global scale. Instead, Palmyra focusses on the wars that occur in relationships and the destruction that can occur, illustrated by colliding skateboards and smashed crockery. The ruins of Palmyra are a symbol for this very human destruction.
Palmyra is part drama, part physical theatre. It's absurd and at times shocking, but despite the tragedy, it's very satisfying.
Palmyra will be at NST City Studio on May 10th and May 11th 2018. Tickets are £14, or £10 for concessions (students, disabilities and under 18s). Tickets can be purchased online from the NST website or by calling the box office on 023 8067 1771.