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Timon of Athens


Adapted and directed by Jennifer Dick

What need we have any friends, if we should ne'er have need of 'em?
Why, I have often wished myself poorer, that I might come nearer to you.
We are born to do benefits and what better can we call our own than the riches of our friends?
O, what a precious comfort 'tis, to have so many, like brothers, commanding one another's fortunes.

Timon is the richest and most popular woman in Athens. She entertains crowds of people with lavish parties and showers them with money and expensive gifts. She believes herself surrounded by loyal friends.

But the money can’t last for ever. When Timon finds herself in desperate financial trouble, all those who flattered her now refuse to help her. Her disillusionment grows, as does her awareness of the huge divide between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’.  Will she beg for scraps from those who have used and discarded her? Or will she abandon the city and all its greed and artifice, in search of something else?

Full of passion and humanity, Timon of Athens is also a strikingly relevant echo of our own times. Bard in the Botanics is delighted to present this rare opportunity to enjoy one of Shakespeare’s most intriguing plays, presented in the stunning surroundings of the Kibble Palace Glasshouse.

Please note that this performance takes place inside the Kibble Palace Glasshouse and should not be affected by adverse weather conditions. Seating is provided for this performance.


Venue: Kibble Palace Glasshouse

Previews: Thurs 22nd June 8.00 p.m. (Preview tickets: £15)

Performances: Fri 23rd June – Sat 8th July (no performances on Sundays or Mondays or Sat 24th June) 8.00 p.m.

Box Office: 0141 429 0022

Tickets: £22.50 / £15
£12 Tuesdays – all tickets £12 on Tuesday performances

Earlier Event: June 21
The Taming of the Shrew?
Later Event: July 12
Queen Lear