Beckett’s is proud to present the third in our dinner-theatre vignette series - a selection of readings by William Zappa’s from his acclaimed adaptation of Homer’s ‘The Iliad’. This theatre vignette is curated by Beckett’s founder and playwright-director Wendy Beckett (Claudel at The Opera House).
Performed as an intermission to an incredible five-course dinner by chef and co-owner, Jeff Schroeter, Mr Zappa, the brilliant Anglo/Greek Australian actor and playwright, will perform a 20-minute solo reading of his Sydney Festival performance of “The Iliad – Out Loud”, which was met with standing ovations and critical acclaim.
Mr Zappa now thrillingly brings this epic poem back to life for modern audiences and will focus on the ‘gentler’ aspects of the story, including the magnificent description of Achilles’ shield, Andromache’s plea to Hector, and Priam’s begging Achilles to let him have the body of Hector for burial, Achilles’ response to Agamemnon’s offer. Even a little bit of comedy with Zeus and Hera!
Celebrating culture, creativity, and cuisine, chef Jeff's menu for the evening is designed to enhance the theatrical experience. Dinner is served with matched wines selected by Beckett’s talented Sommelier.
(Please provide dietary requirements when booking)
Tickets are $200 pp Clubhouse members ($230 pp for non-members) and include the performance, five-course menu and paired wines (non-alcoholic optional).
The Iliad - Out Loud will be performed downstairs in our Private Wine Cellar and is part of our curated Clubhouse program.