The Ant and the Cicada archiveTimberlake Wertenbaker's play The Ant and the Cicada asks searching questions about the economics of our world through the lives of two very different sisters tied together through a shared history and their dilapidated Greek mansion. Timberlake's plays for the Royal Court include Abel's Sister, The Grace of Mary Traverse, Our Country's Good, Three Birds Alighting on a Field, The Break of Day and Credible Witness. Her other plays include The Love of the Nightingale at the RSC; After Darwin at Hampstead Theatre; Our Ajax at Southwark Playhouse. She has translated and adapted more than 20 plays from French, Italian and Greek.


Robert Boulter, John Bowe, Scarlett Brookes, Ruth Gemmell, Julie Legrand, Mimi Ndiweni


Author: Timberlake Wertenbaker
Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
Director: Erica Whyman

The Ant and the Cicada

The Ant and the Cicada (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1777686876. Details of all The Ant and the Cicada archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0453166425

Archive Listings

15 Jul 14
17 Jul 14
Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre
West End, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


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