Almeida Greeks – The Iliad
14 Aug 2015 – 14 Aug 2015
This summer, [there was] a rare opportunity to experience a reading of Homer’s The Iliad.
From morning until night, more than 50 artists [read from] individual sections – beginning at the British Museum and culminating on the Almeida stage with the wrath of Achilles.
Directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold and Associate Director Robert Icke, Homer’s poem is the source myth of Greek drama and the greatest story of heroism, betrayal and war in literature.
The reading [began] at 9am in the British Museum’s Great Court and [continued] throughout the day before moving to the Almeida where the closing chapters [commenced] at 8pm. Join us for a few chapters or for the entire tale — wherever your sense of adventure takes you.
In association with the British Museum.
Based on Robert Fagles’ translation of the Iliad published by Penguin
CAST and CREATIVES
Adrian der Gregorian
Simon Russell Beale
Direction Rupert Goold & Robert Icke
Sound Designer Gregory Clarke
Associate Director Anthony Almeida
Associate Director Daniel Raggett
Academic Consultant Lucy Jackson
Casting Director Sophie Holland
Festival Producer Georgina Bednar
Assistant Producer Lucy Pattison
Festival Coordinator Sarah-Jane Brion
Production Manager Aggi Agostino
Light Robin Fisher
Sound Andrew Josephs
Digital Consultant & Filmmaker Todd Macdonald