By John Barton CBE

    19:45, Tue 25th – Sat 29th November 2003 at Robinson College Auditorium
    Michaelmas Week 7

    Written over 20 years, TANTALUS is theatrical legend and RSC co-founder John Barton's attempt to recreate the lost tale of the Trojan War. Brutally cut in its debut tour in 2000, this new production represents the first ever attempt to stage the text as written, with fresh additions by Barton.

    A chorus of girls - refugees or tourists, ancient Greek or modern day - sit on a beach and tell stories which come alive about them. Their talk of war and loss is interwoven with the tale of the destruction that will be wrought on the house of Tantalus, and all humanity, by war. Successful applicants can look forward to workshop sessions led by Barton himself in the coming weeks.


    Production Team