5 Santa Clause is a real scum!
wed 20:30 (90’) 15+
It’s Christmas Eve and at the premises of “Life is sweet” helpline for the hopeless, this is a very busy night. The deceived woman, the pregnant one, the trans, the “normal guy”, the hillbilly in love, the foreigner and the pervert, are all spending this Christmas Eve together, but each one in a world of their own!
By the hilarious Greek writing duo Reppas and Papathanasiou.
An Alpha Square Christmas comedy.
Directed by: Andreas Araouzos
Cast: Fotis Apostolides, Marina Vrondi, Thanasis Drakopoulos, Christina Constantinou, Herodotos Miltiadous, Irene Salata Georgiou and Andreas Araouzos.
Set and costumes: George Yiannou
Lighting design: Stavros
Tickets: €15 / €12 (students, pensioners and actors)
11 Frankenstein – National Theatre Live 15+
tue 20:00 (120’)
An NT Live repetition of the theatrical play by Nick Dear and Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein that critics and spectators have praised as one of the most amazing spectacles of recent years.
Monstrous, yet carrying the innocence of a child, the bewildered creature, Frankenstein, is exiled in an inhospitable universe by his creator who is driven by horror. This antisocial being is treated ruthlessly and becomes desperate and revengeful. He decides to track down his creator and to strike a scary deal.
An exciting and subversive Gothic tale.
Directed by Oscar award-winner, Danny Boyle with an amazing cast, among others, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.
With Greek and English subtitles.
Tickets: € 12 / 8
14 King Lear William Shakespeare
fri 20:30 (140’)
Theatre director Cezaris Grauzinis stages a new version of Shakespeare’s dark tale, highlighting the poetic discourse of the great dramatist and bringing out a modern, poignant dimension of King Lear.
Translated by: Yiorgos Blanas
Directed by: Cezaris Grauzinis
Set design: Kenny MacLellan
Costumes: Rea Olympiou
Music: Martynas Bialobžeskis
Movement/Choreography: Elena Antoniou
Lighting design: Georgios Koukoumas
Assistant director: Christodoulos Andreou
Cast: Elias Andreou, Marina Argyridou, Charis Attonis, Andreas Vasiliou, Markos Gettos, Dimitris Yiorkadjis, Petros Yiorkadjis, Anastasia Zanti, Michalis Kazakas, Fotis Karalis, Vasiliki Kypreou, Varnavas Kyriazis, Yiannis Minos, Vasilis Charalambous, Angelos Hadjimichael.
In Greek with English and Turkish surtitles
Tickets: €12, €6 (unemployed, pensioners, large families (upon presentation of their cards), people under 25 (upon presentation of ID card).
19 & 20 The Lover by Harold Pinter / On Stage
wed & thu 20:30 (75’)
The Lover by Harold Pinter is one of the best-known plays written by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter.
A seemingly happily married couple, Richard and Sarah, live in a house in the countryside. The husband leaves home early for work, whereas the wife spends every afternoon with her lover.
Employing a simple, everyday yet sharp language, Pinter places his characters in a psychological and mental game where roles are alternating, where the line between the real and the imaginary is blurry, where marriage and social conventions are being negated, and the protagonists lay themselves bare in front of the audience.
Directed by: Maria Kyriakou
Translated by: Constantina Ioannidou
Set and Costume Design: Constantina Andreou
Music: Panos Bartzis
Lighting Design: Vasilis Petinaris
Assistant Director: Thekla Flouri
On stage: Stelios Andronikou and Maria Philippou
Poster Design: Yiorgos Sisamos
Photographer: Vasilis Doritis
Production: Side Effect
21 Premiere Cyprus Symphony Orchestra
fri 20:30 (65’)
To welcome the New Year 2022, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra is delighted to be joined by three special French artists: maestro Patrick Gallois, the brilliant harpist Anais Gaudemard and flutist Virginie Bove, who is also our orchestra’s sub-principal flute. The two soloists unite their talents in Mozart’s captivating Concerto for flute, harp and orchestra.
Considered one of the best harpists of the new generation, Anais Gaudemard will also interpret Claude Debussy’s Danse sacrée et Danse profane for harp and strings, distinguished by their refined rigour and musical 'archaism'.
Kurt Weill’s avant-garde musical ideas shook Europe in the 1920s.
The programme will close with the Cyprus Premiere of one of his most celebrated works, his Symphony no. 2 (Fantaisie symphonique).
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for flute, harp and orchestra in C major, K. 299/297c
Claude Debussy: Danse sacrée et Danse profane for harp and strings
Kurt Weill: Symphony no. 2 [Cyprus Premiere]
Soloists: Anais Gaudemard (harp), Virginie Bove (flute).
Conductor: Patrick Gallois
Tickets: €18 €14 (Premium) €13 / €10 (Regular), €8 / €6 (Balcony)
23 STILL - A statue that traveled the world
sun 11:00 (60’ )
Could a statue and a girl become forever friends and travel together around the world? A girl, all alone in a boat, embarks on a journey to the unknown. She finds refuge in a foreign country and gets some rest on a bench, under the statue of a soldier. Soon enough, she realizes that the statue is alive. Could a statue and a girl become forever friends and travel together around the world? Could a girl teach a statue how to lead a real life and throw away its sword forever?
A performance for +0 ages, accessible to spectators of all ages and nationalities since the language employed is made up, especially invented for this performance.
An ode to peace, friendship, diversity, and the power of true love!
Story/lyrics: Stavros Stavrou
Directed/Choreographed by: Costas Silvestrou, Panayiotis Tofi
Music composition/On stage: Thodoris Economou
Set/Costume design: Constantina Andreou
Projections: Anna Fotiadou
Lighting design: Vasilis Petinaris
Assistant director/voice coach: Constantinos Andronikou
Musician during rehearsals: Andreas Michalopoulos
Cast: Andreas Koutsoftas, Christina Papadopoulou, Antony Papamichael
26 Varka sto Gialo | Theatriki Poreia
wed 20:30 (70’)
A performance based on the book of the same title, written by Maro Thodoraki, the niece of Mikis Thodorakis, centered around the unknown childhood of the great Greek composer, presenting moments, images and milestones in the life of the world-renowned musician, as well as of modern Greek history.
With Epilogi Choir conducted by Michalis Gregoriou
Directed by: Adonis Florides.
Set design: Anna Varela
Costumes: Matina Lamari
Lighting design: Vasilis Petinaris
On stage: Koulis Kafkalias, Christos Charitou, Matina Lamari
Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports.
28-29 LANDSCAPE Elena Antoniou 16+
fri 20:30 – sat 18:30 & 20:30 (50’)
In this solo performance, Elena Antoniou unapologetically demonstrates herself in order to highlight the personal experience as a collective landscape. She overexposes the female body with pleasure and extends the limit of spectacle by skillfully and intentionally inviting the gaze of the spectators.
In LANDSCAPE, Antoniou creates the space and the environment for the political body to exist as deeply traumatized, yet superficially sexual.
CONCEIVED, CHOREOGRAPHED and PERFORMED by Elena Antoniou
MUSIC/ SOUND DESIGN: Stavros Gasparatos
ART DIRECTION: Christos Kyriakides
DRAMATURGY: Odysseas I. Konstantinou
LIGHT DESIGN: Vasilis Petinaris
PHOTO: Stelios Kallinikou
GRAPHICS: Nikos Stephou
PRΟJECT COORDINATOR: Loukia Vassiliou
Funded by Terpsichore, a choreographic research programme initiated and sponsored by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth.
Tickets: €12/ €10