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Prince Pericles has everything but understands little. When a reckless act threatens his safety, he must flee his home and take to sea. Reliant on the whims of the fates and the kindness of strangers, Pericles is driven from shore to shore. Only by reaching the ends of the earth may he finally understand what it means to come home.

Pericles launches Public Acts, the National Theatre's new national initiative to create extraordinary acts of theatre and community. The production marks the centre point of a two-year partnership, building in-depth relationships with eight organisations who deliver visionary work in their communities, together with Queen's Theatre Hornchurch. The community partners are Bromley by Bow Centre, Body & Soul, Coram, DABD, Havering Asian Social Welfare Association (HASWA), Open Age, Thames Reach and The Faith & Belief Forum.

Get a first look at the production below!

The cast includes Ashley Zhangazha, Audrey Brisson, Ayesha Dharker, Garry Robson, Kevin Harvey, Naana Agyei-Ampadu, performers recruited through our community partners and seven cameo performance groups who represent the cultural diversity of London: Ascension Eagles, Faithworks Gospel Choir, London Bulgarian Choir, Manifest Nation, The Archetype Dance Team, The Bhavan and The Youthsayers.

Written by Chris Bush, directed by NT Resident Director Emily Lim and music composed by Jim Fortune. The production is designed by Fly Davis and choreographed by Robby Graham. Lighting design is by Paule Constable, sound design by Paul Arditti and Tarek Merchant is Music Director.

Public Acts is inspired by Public Works, The Public Theater's ground-breaking programme in New York and by the visionary participatory work of other theatres across the UK over the past decades.

Supported by Arts Council England's Strategic Touring Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Hertz, The Sackler Trust and Garfield Weston Foundation.

The National Theatre's Partner for Learning is Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

To book tickets visit https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/pericles

Photo Credit: James Bellorini

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Pericles

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Pericles

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Ashley Zhangazha

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Ashley Zhangazha

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Audrey Brisson

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Audrey Brisson and Naana Agyei-Ampadu

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Ayesha Dharker

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Pericles

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Pericles

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Pericles

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Pericles

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Pericles

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Pericles

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Pericles

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Pericles

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Garry Obson

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Kevin Harvey

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Kevin Harvey

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the National Theatre's PERICLES
Naana Agyei-Ampadu


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