Fact, fiction and friendship in facing the end

The play pits the historical Zorba against Nikos Kazantzakis, the author of the novel Zorba the Greek. The ensuing polemic touches on the nature of friendship, fiction and the responsibility of writers to their subjects. The ebb and flow of their encounter runs through the relationship of two contemporary characters who seek to overcome the challenges of ageing and illness through the transformative power of theatre and music.

Writer: Tom Petsinis

Director: Rosemary Johns

Actors: Ange Arabatzis, Dimitrios Koutsoukos

Set Design: Peter Mumford

Lighting Design: Greg Carroll

Stage Manager / Operator: Ella Campbell

Image by Marshall White and David Myles


Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

75% Aural rating Symbol

Aural Rating 75%: Mainly sound-based, with visuals only incidental to the work, so blind or low vision audiences can have close to the full experience of the event.