Release Date:

Jan 2021


All Regions

Sound Formats:

Dolby Digital Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround


16:9 Anamorphic





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Shakespeare: Timon of Athens (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Kathryn Hunter (Timon of Athens); Imogen Slaughter (Lucia); Salman Akhtar (Lucillius); James Clyde (Sempronius); Sam Pay (Ventidius); Debbie Korley (Alcibiades); Nia Gwynne (Apemantus); Patrick Drury (Flavius); Rosy McEwen (Flaminia); Riad Richie (Servilius); David Sturzaker (Lucullus); Anton Cross (Caphis);

‘A parable for our times’ Daily Telegraph

In a world driven by greed, what do we truly value?

Timon has it all – money, influence, friends. Surely it can’t last?

When the money runs out, Timon soon finds her influence and friends have also gone. Left alone, she flees Athens to take refuge in the woods, cursing the city she once loved.

Simon Godwin directs Kathryn Hunter as Timon in this dark satire, which forces us to question where does happiness really lie?

‘A searing central performance’ The Guardian


"A searing central performance flips the gender dynamics as Shakespeare’s study of greed gets a ravishing revival" (The Guardian ★★★★)

"Simon Godwin has taken exactly the right approach to this new production of one of the Bard's most obscure, least performed plays. With a swashbuckling candour and refreshing energy, he's filleted and reformed the piece as a brisk, no-nonsense crash course in straightforward storytelling... the production is a handsome and judicious representation of this rarely done play, which should do much to rehabilitate it in the canon" (WhatsOn Stage)

"Kathryn Hunter is hypnotic in this gender-switched tragedy" (The Telegraph ★★★★)

"Kathryn Hunter stars in a strong production of Shakespeare’s bleak, underrated drama at the Swan Theatre" (The Financial Times)

Extra features

The Swan Theatre; Interview with Kathryn Hunter; Cast Gallery