★★★★ “The duo who created Eurohouse shift from comic to tragic in a brilliant piece that reflects on Syria and the breakdown of relationships… A rewarding show to watch.” – The Guardian
★★★★ “Weird, wonderful and strangely stressful.” – The Stage
★★★★ “It’s rare to see emerging artists with such a strong signature style… It’s a stressful watch, though, but sublime as well.” – What’s On Stage
★★★★ “The show’s focus on broader issues emerging from Syria is its great strength. Challenging the audience constantly on our role in the conflict from spectators to global influencers, the piece covers a great amount in under an hour… Unsettling.” – The Reviews Hub
★★★★ “Explosive… Gleefully provocative and painfully tender in equal measure… A thoughtful piece which neatly toes the line between subtlety and symbolism.” – Broadway Baby
Total Theatre Award winner, Edinburgh Festival 2017, for ‘Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form’.
“This show has been really difficult to make. I don’t want to make a big deal or anything… But he’s been really difficult.”
Following the success of Eurohouse, Bert & Nasi return with Palmyra, an exploration of revenge, the politics of destruction and what we consider to be barbarian. Palmyra invites people to step back from the news, looking at what lies beneath – and beyond – civilisation.
An essential piece of political drama mixing fact and fiction, Palmyra is being developed with support from Croquis_BCN (Barcelona), Bristol Ferment, MAYK, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Ovalhouse and HOME.
Want to know more about Nasi Voutsas and Bertrand Lesca?
Nasi (Antler) and Bertrand (FellSwoop) joined forces for Palmyra. Antler and FellSwoop were respectively nominated for The Stage Best Ensemble Award 2013 (Where the White Stops) and the Peter Brook Ensemble Award 2015 (Ablutions).
After the performance on Wed 4 Oct, join us for a post-show discussion about the destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East. The company will be in conversation alongside Dr Gemma Sou (University of Manchester, Director MSc International Disaster Management/Humanitarian Video Games) and Matthew Vincent (Creator of Rekrei).