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 Iliad National Theatre Wales presents: Iliad

National Theatre Wales Iliad brings us epic storytelling for the age of the box set, in association with Ffwrnes

Renowned theatre-makers Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes, celebrated for their recent large-scale interpretations of Aeschylus The Persians and Shakespeare s and Brecht s Coriolan/us with National Theatre Wales, will bring their trademark vision to this multimedia staging of Christopher Logue s filmic poem, War Music, derived from Homer s account of the last years of the Trojan War.

In the beginning there was no Beginning,And in the end, no End

During Iliad, The audience will be cast into a world both ancient and modern, a world created by a group of eminent Welsh actors, a troupe of teenage gods, a stage shaped around them, and vast cinematic landscapes. Each of the four parts can be viewed individually, while bolder audience members can choose to see all four in one of two marathon performances - either all day or overnight.

The cast, which has just been announced, will include six narrators - Claire Cage, Daniel Hawksford, Guy Lewis, Richard Lynch, Melanie Walters and Llion Williams - and four constructors who will reshape the set throughout the performances as well as 10 local teenagers as the gods.

Iliad will show from 21 September to 3 October at The Ffwrnes in Carmarthenshire

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