Eos: Dusk 'til Dawn
£38 (£35 concs)
This summer, join us for a rare opportunity to experience a reading of Homer’s The Iliad.
From morning until night, more than 50 artists will be reading individual sections - beginning at the British Museum and culminating on the Almeida stage with the wrath of Achilles.
Directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold and Associate Director Robert Icke, Homer’s poem is the source myth of Greek drama and the greatest story of heroism, betrayal and war in literature.
Join us for a few chapters or for the entire tale — wherever your sense of adventure takes you.
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In association with the British Museum.
Based on Robert Fagles’ translation of the Iliad published by Penguin
Fri 14 Aug 9am - late
(from 8pm at Almeida Theatre)
The reading will begin at 9am in the British Museum’s Great Court and continue throughout the day before moving to the Almeida where the closing chapters will commence at 8pm.
The £38 (£35 concs) tickets are only valid for the evening session of The Iliad at the Almeida. If you want to experience the complete reading of The Iliad we recommend arriving at the British Museum for 9am.
The first part of the reading at the British Museum is free and you do not have to book in advance. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee you a seat at the museum; seats will be unreserved and available on a first-come, first-serve basis so if you require a seat we recommend that you arrive for 9am.
GETTING TO THE BRITISH MUSEUM
By tube: The nearest tube stations are Tottenham Court Road on the Northern Line and Holborn on the Central & Piccadilly Line. You should allow ten minutes by foot from either tube station to the museum.
By bus: The following bus stops immediately outside the museum gates: 98
The following buses stop on nearby Gower Street: 8, 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390
Please alight / board at the 'Great Russell Street' bus stop
The following buses stop on Bloomsbury Way: 1, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 171, 242
Please alight / board at the 'Museum Street' bus stop
GETTING TO THE ALMEIDA THEATRE FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM
You can get the 38 bus from museum street bus stop E to Cross Street or 19 bus from Museum Street bus stop E to St Mary's Church.
Adrian der Gregorian
Simon Russell Beale
Direction Rupert Goold & Robert Icke
Sound Designer Gregory Clarke
Associate Director Anthony Almeida
Associate Director Daniel Raggett
Academic Consultant Lucy Jackson
Casting Director Sophie Holland
Festival Producer Georgina Bednar
Assistant Producer Lucy Pattison
Festival Coordinator Sarah-Jane Brion
Production Manager Aggi Agostino
Light Robin Fisher
Sound Andrew Josephs
Digital Consultant & Filmmaker Todd Macdonald