"Beautiful city"

Mikis Theodorakis - George Valaris


Megaro Mousikis Athinon / 17.01.20 - 30.01.20
Megaro Mousikis Thessalonikis / 05.02.20 - 10.02.20
Odeon of Herodes Atticus / 13.09.20 - 14.09.20

More than half a century after the original first performance of the legendary play, during the summer of 1962, George Valaris presents a modern version in 2020. A modern and spectacular extravaganza, an ode to Mikis Theodorakis and his timeless tunes. Mikis Theodorakis' poetry is transferred for the first time to a theatrical stage where in George Valaris' prose script, numerous contemporary subjects of human existence and Greek society are brought up, creating a modern ''folk tragedy''. The show was highly acclaimed by both the audience and critics. It was performed succesfully at Odeon of Herodes Atticus in September 2020 and carries its success at the Megaro Mousikis in Athens and Thessaloniki to the 2020-21 season.

Creative Team
Lyrics - Poetry: Mikis Theodorakis
Direction: George Valaris
Music Supervisor: Thanasis Vasilas
Choreography: Fotis Nikolaou
Set Design-Video Art: Cristos Magganas, Christoforos Konstas
Costumes Design: Eleni Papanikolaou
Lighting Design: Giorgos Tellos
Production Management: Dimitris Chorianopoulos
Assistant Director: Konstantinos Friggas
Assistant Producer: Despina Venichaki
Photography: Giorgos Kalfamanolis
Trailer Creation: X Square Lab - Fotis Fotopoulos
Production: Broadway Show Productions

Singers: Giannis Kotsiras, Dimitris Basis

Starring: Kostas Kazakos, Giorgos Kimoulis, Peggy Stathakopoulou, Konstantinos Kazakos, Elisavet Moutafi, George Valaris, Emilios Raftis, Akis Sideris and Leda Protopsalti Special Guest Stars: (Alphabetically) Melina Aslanidou (Jan. 22 & 23), Giota Nega (Jan. 17), Babis Stokas (Jan. 30), Eleni Tsaligopoulou (Jan. 29 & 30) Dancers: (Alphabetically) Ioanna Theodorou, Alexandros Keyvanaj, Ilias Bageorgos, Fedra Daioglou, Alexandros Stavropoulos, Stefania Sotiropoulou, Konstantinos Friggas