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Timon of Athens

William Shakespeare

Read the reviews for Timon of Athens, with Kathryn Hunter

  • Swan Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Until 22 Feb 2019

    Book Tickets
  • Running time:

    2 hrs 12 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

15 February, 7:30PM

Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon

★★★★

‘A searing central performance’

Guardian

‘Shakespeare’s study of greed gets a ravishing revival… Vivaciously staged, the production re-animates a play that can all too easily seem a disjointed parable’

Guardian

‘Debbie Korley transforms Alcibiades into an angry revolutionary marching on Athens’

Guardian

‘Nia Gwynne captures the caustic cynicism of Apemantus and Rosy McEwen dances nimble attendance on Timon as her servant, Flaminia.’

Guardian

‘Patrick Drury touchingly belies Timon’s condemnation of human dishonesty by playing her steward’

Guardian

'A universal study of human ingratitude, the alienating effect of riches and the solitude of self-realisation. It is this last quality that Hunter seizes on in an astonishing performance.'

Guardian

★★★★

‘A parable for our times, then, and perhaps a nifty touchstone for spiritual renewal amid the rampant materialism of the year’s end.’

Daily Telegraph

‘There’s a fierceness to Hunter in full flow’

Daily Telegraph

★★★★

'A refreshing energy...dramatic set...this thoroughly deserves its place in the Complete Works'

Whatsonstage

‘Swashbuckling candour and refreshing energy’

Whatsonstage

‘Kathryn Hunter plays Timon… a powerful and charismatic performer and she undoubtedly provides a compelling focus for the action.’

Whatsonstage

‘A handsome and judicious representation of this rarely done play’

Whatsonstage

‘Debbie Korley’s youthfully invigorating rebel Alcibades’

Whatsonstage

‘An enjoyable poet and painter double-act from Ralph Davis and Sagar I M Arya’

Whatsonstage

‘Imogen Slaughter, David Sturzaker and James Clyde make a fine trio’

Whatsonstage

‘Nia Gwynne makes a strong Apemantus’

Financial Times

‘Patrick Drury is the epitome of concern and decency as Timon’s Steward Flavius.’

Financial Times

‘Hunter is magic and intense as Timon, supple and spontaneous; there’s a warmth to her performance, even as her character descends into a pit of pessimism about humanity.’

The Stage

'A terrific performance from Kathryn Hunter'

Daily Mail

'Simon Godwin's production works hard to give the story added zip'

Daily Mail

'Soutra Gilmour's set design is lavishly ostentatious'

Daily Mail