The National Theatre’s Fall schedule is out and bookings can be made in a couple of weeks–date depends on whether you are a member or not so check the website.
I will probably book tickets for Scenes from an Execution with Fiona Shaw taking the role of Galactia.
From the National Theatre: “Commissioned to paint a vast canvas celebrating the triumphant Battle of Lepanto, the free-spirited Galactia creates instead a breathtaking scene of war-torn carnage. In her fierce determination to stay true to herself, she alienates the authorities and faces incarceration. Her younger lover Carpeta is approached to take over and seizes the assignment for himself.
Howard Barker’s Scenes from an Execution makes sixteenth-century Venice the setting for a fearless exploration of sexual politics and the timeless tension between personal ambition and moral responsibility, between the patron’s demands and the artist’s autonomy. ”