Tuesday 17 - Saturday 28 April 2018


At Battersea Arts Centre
Tue 10 - Sat 14 April
(Double-bill with EUROHOUSE on Thu 12 April)

At Shoreditch Town Hall
Tue 17 - Sat 28 April
(Double-bill with EUROHOUSE on Mon 23 & Thu 26 April)


At Battersea Arts Centre
7.30pm (PALMYRA)
On Thu 12 Apr only: 7.30pm (EUROHOUSE) &
9.15pm (PALMYRA)

At Shoreditch Town Hall
7.45pm (PALMYRA)
On Mon 23 & Thu 26 Apr only: 7.45pm (EUROHOUSE) & 9.15pm (PALMYRA)


£15 (full price); £12.50 (concessions) (PALMYRA)
£19 (full price); £15 (concessions) (EUROHOUSE & PALMYRA double bill)


Theatre & Performance


Council Chamber


See PALMYRA in a double bill with EUROHOUSE for just £19 on Mon 23 and Thu 26 April.

PALMYRA is an exploration of revenge and what we consider to be barbaric.

From Bert and Nasi, the violent clowning duo behind the critically acclaimed dark comedy about the EU (EUROHOUSE), PALMYRA invites you to step back from the news and look at what lies beneath – and beyond – civilisation.

Following an extended, unanimously-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe and tour of Spain with BEST OF BE 2017, Bert & Nasi’s Total Theatre Award-winning, ‘weird, wonderful and strangely stressful’ PALMYRA (★★★★ The Stage) returns.

The ancient city of Palmyra was one of the best preserved in the world. Tourists flocked to visit the iconic temples of Bel and Baalshamin as well as the Arch of Triumph. Palmyra has changed hands throughout history, from the Roman Empire in the first century to the recent ISIS occupation.

WINNER Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form 2017

WINNER Stockholm Fringe Festival 2017 Grand Prix

WINNER 'Best of BE' Festival Award

Selected in Lyn Gardner's Top 10 theatre of 2017

Presented by Shoreditch Town Hall and Battersea Arts Centre. Developed with support from Croquis_BCN (Barcelona), Bristol Ferment, MAYK, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Ovalhouse and HOME. Research and development of PALMYRA supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Images: Alex Brenner

Whats On Stage
The Guardian
The Stage
The Independent

"Spasmodic, unexpected, howling and hammer clenching"

"A smashing fable about power, ego and war"

“Weird, wonderful and strangely stressful.”

"...they get into your system and continue to haunt you. A highly gifted enterprise, strongly recommended."

Production Images

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