ILIAD is an epic theatrical staging of Christopher Logue's War Music, produced by National Theatre Wales in association with Ffwrnes and directed by Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes.
The eight-hour work is described by directors Mike Pearson as Mike Brookes as "a theatre machine – a combination of sound, video, live action, setting.”
Find out more about how we created the music for this project in our insights blog.
From the National Theatre Wales ILIAD website: "This September, experience Ffwrnes theatre like never before as directors Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes (The Persians and Coriolan/us) bring their trademark vision to the classic Greek story, ILIAD.
"This multimedia retelling of the final weeks of the Trojan War will be told by cast of great Welsh actors, including Melanie Walters (Gavin and Stacey), Richard Lynch (Coriolan/us, Pobol y Cwm) and Daniel Hawksford (Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage & Praxis Makes Perfect) along with a troupe of interfering teenage gods. ILIAD will immerse you in a vast, 360-degree cinematic landscape.
"You can choose to experience the four individual shows separately, or be a part of one of two extraordinary marathon performances - either all-day (on Sat 26 Sept) or overnight (on the night of Sat 3 Oct).
"Passion. Betrayal. Courage. Rage. Comradeship. Loss. Loyalty. War. Heroes rebel; Kings and gods clash … who can win in this brutal battle between men, gods and fate?
"Epic storytelling meets box-set theatre."
The production is featured by The Guardian as one of the hottest plays of autumn 2015:
"This is a show that will be big in every way – from the cast and design to a running time of eight hours, split into four shows, that can be seen individually or in two marathon performances either all day or overnight."
FIVE STARS "Iliad is certainly the theatrical event of the year. It may be the theatrical event of the decade."