WHAT: One of Britain’s favourite super villians, Steven Berkoff, gives a masterclass in “evil” in Athens this week when he appears in his popular one-man show “Shakespeare’s Villains”.
The British actor, theatrical writer and director explores and analyses Shakespeare’s most villainous characters – Iago, the Macbeths, Shylock, Richard III – characters who are inherently evil, others whose situation leads them to evil deeds, others at the mercy of an evil society. Incisive insights into the psyche give way to Shakespeare’s own words which explode into the auditorium from one of the UK’s most formidable and maverick talents.
Berkoff is known to many of us for the villains he has played in mainstream films (Octopussy, Beverly Hills Cop, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Rambo and The Krays). He brings this experience to Shakespeare’s characters in a way that challenges and exhilarates.
“Shakespeare’s Villians” has already enjoyed a successful West End run, as well as having toured extensively overseas.
Given the improvisational nature of the show there will be no Greek subtitles
WHEN: Wednesday, February 15 at 8pm.
WHERE: Nikos Skalkotas Hall, Megaron, Vass. Sophias & Kokkali, tel: 210.728.2333.
Tickets are €22-28 (€9 for over 65s and large families; €7 for students and unemployed).