A choice of three performances. Alexander in words, music and images.
This event takes place at the British Library.
Join us in the grandeur of the British Library as we journey through words, music and images into the world of Alexander the Great through the dreams of the philosopher Aristotle.
The Library is delighted to present the first three performances of Alexander the Great: Between Dreams and Imagination, inspired by a modern epic poem by Stamatis Filippoulis
Adapted and produced by Elizabeth Filippouli. Director and Dramaturg Di Sherlock.
Readings by a cast of leading actors are accompanied by original music by Stamatis Spanoudakis, one of the most prominent Greek composers of his generation. Paul Benney, among Britain's most acclaimed artists, is Visual Art Director (top image).
We follow Alexander as he travels ever onwards to new places, even to ‘the end of the earth’, in a quest to acquire wisdom and greatness from other cultures and through initiative and bravery. Aristotle pushes his pupil and the audience in and out of fantasy worlds that challenge Alexander’s thinking as a leader and gradually he learns that it is not just courage and strength that mat
In addition to tickets for the performance only, tickets including access to the British Library exhibition Alexander the Great; the Making of a Myth (from 18.15 – 19.40) may also be purchased. Tickets that also include entry to the exhibition are available on 2 and 3 February, but not 4 February.
In association with the Embassy of Greece in the UK.
Peter Marinker as Aristotle
Jack Parry-Jones as Alexander the Great
Clara Onyemere as Olympias
Suzan Aderin as the Wise Woman
Jamie Zubairi as King Philip
Victor Oshin as Eutolmos
Andreane Rellou as Thais
Video Editor: Gavin Bush
Technical Production by Blueboxx Creative LTD
Lighting Design by Sarah Martin
Sound Engineer - Francis Gardner
This event will not be live-streamed.
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