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Sappho

Poet. Lover. Legend.

Fusing ancient poetry with modern music, Greek chorus with contemporary dance, Sappho is a thrilling adult fairy tale of mythic proportions that may – or may not – have happened.

We are somewhere between imagination and 6th century BC on the Greek island of Lesbos. The poet Sappho creates a new world in her own words. She breaks the rules of her society and elevates her gender. Socrates calls her work beautiful, Plato describes her as the tenth Muse and many think her work rivals even that of Homer’s Iliad.

Sappho has fallen in love with a woman but her family and a civilisation on the precipice of democracy have other plans for her. The defiantly spirited Sappho comes under fire and soon she must decide whether to marry a man for the advancement of her society or remain true to her own words – and her authentic self.

Expect dancing, passion, poetry and plenty of queer joy as Pascal Productions’ international hit makes its debut on the London stage.

Age Restrictions

Ages 14+.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 25th May 2024.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

-

Tue

7.45pm

Wed

7.45pm

Thu

7.45pm

Fri

7.45pm

Sat

2.30pm
7.45pm

Sun

-

Sappho photo from the show Sappho photo from the show
Sappho photo from the show

Southwark Playhouse Elephant Details

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Northern And Bakerloo

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle, Kennington

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: No

Facilities at Southwark Playhouse Elephant

Bar

Wheelchair accessible

Southwark Playhouse Elephant Location

Dante Place 80 Newington Butts, London, SE11 4FL
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Sappho

Southwark Playhouse Elephant, London

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Running time: 1hr 25min. No interval