About the Show/Event
Information for Paradise at Olivier (National Theatre), West End (Play). In a cave on a desolate island lives Philoctetes: once a wartime hero, now a wounded outcast. Stranded for ten years, he sees a chance of escape when a young solider appears with tales of Philoctetes' past glories. But with his hope comes suspicion and, as an old enemy emerges, he is faced with an even greater temptation: revenge.
Performers Lesley Sharp (Philoctetes), Claire-Louise Cordwell (Magdalena), Eska (Aunty), Amie Francis (Zuleika), Sutara Gayle (Jelly), Aastasia Hille (Odysseus), Jennifer Joseph (Shiloh), Sarah Lam (Tishani), Penny Layden (Nam), Kayla Meikle (Tayir), Gloria Obianyo (Neoptolemus), Naomi Wirthner (Yasmeen).
Author Kate Tempest. Producer National Theatre. Director Ian Rickson. Design Rae Smith. Costume Rae Smith. Lighting Hugh Vanstone. Director Coral Messam (movement director). Sound Ian Dickinson (for Autograph). Director Terry King (fight director).