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Win a pair of tickets to the National Theatre’s spectacular new production
Issue 2205
Welcome to Thebes
Welcome to Thebes

Set in the present day, but inspired by an ancient myth, Moira Buffini’s Welcome to Thebes offers a passionate exploration of an encounter between the world’s richest and poorest countries in the aftermath of a brutal war.

Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes promises peace to her nation.

Without the aid of the leader of the wealthy state of Athens, she doesn’t stand a chance. But he is arrogant, mercurial and motivated by profit.

Richard Eyre directs a 26-strong ensemble led by David Harewood and Nikki Amuka-Bird.

For a chance to win two tickets answer the following question: Which African country currently has a female president and what is her name?

Get your answers to us by 21 June 2010.

Email [email protected] or post to PO Box 42184, London SW8 2WD

Welcome to Thebes is part of the Travelex £10 Season at the National Theatre. From 5 July to 19 August. Tickets £10/£20/£30. Almost half the tickets are just £10.
» www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
020 7452 3000

Travelex £10 Tickets sponsored by Travelex

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