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|April Date for Hall's Greek Epic
- Sir Peter Hall tackles nine play saga
DIRECTOR Peter Hall's version of Tantalus comes to the Barbican in April following a UK tour. The nine plays totalling a record ten hours can be seen in one sitting or over the course of three days.
John Barton's retelling of the Trojan Wars feature several of Greek myth's best-loved heroes. The battles of parts one and two introduce Iphigenia and Odysseus, while the homecomings of part three feature Cassandra and Hermione. Drawing on the talents of a Greek designer, a Japanese lighting designer, an American choreographer and an Irish composer, the critically acclaimed production chalks up another success for the busy director.
Hall ran the Arts Theatre upon graduating from Cambridge, and founded the Royal Shakespeare Company in whose London headquarters the Greek epic will be performed. Mean time, his production of a new play called Japes continues to preview in the West End.