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Published on Oct 4, 2012
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
On 1 November, the National Theatre's critically acclaimed, contemporary production of Timon of Athens will be broadcast into cinemas throughout the UK and around the world as part of National Theatre Live.
Wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts, ostentatious host, Timon of Athens is surrounded by free-loaders and sycophants. When he vastly outspends his resources and calls for help, his friends hand him out to dry.
Simon Russell Beale (Collaborators, London Assurance) takes the title role in Shakespeare's strange fable of consumption, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).