play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel

War That Still Goes On, The

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

The story of the Peloponnesian war between Athens and Sparta is brought to the stage by a group of RSC actors. The performance is followed by a debate. Read More >

The story of the Peloponnesian war between Athens and Sparta has been adapted from the writing of Thucydides and Plato by RSC Advisory Director John Barton. The tale of the unstoppable escalation of war is particularly relevant in the light of today’s global politics.

The production is performed by a group of RSC actors picked from the Comedies and Gunpowder seasons, along with Clive Francis, Tim West and Malcolm Storry.

The performance is followed by a debate chaired by Jon Snow, and with a panel including Germaine Greer and Paul Cartledge.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 12/02/2006

Closing Night: 12/02/2006

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative


Clive Francis, Tim West, Malcom Storry, Joseph Mydell, James Hayes, Joe Dixon, Jonathan Slinger, Jonathan Newth, Christopher Colquhoun, Tom Hodgkins, Mark Springer, Michael Jenn, Keith Osborn, William Houston, Nigel Betts


Producer - Royal Shakespeare Company

Author - John Barton, from the texts of Thucydides and Plato

About Novello Theatre

Aldwych, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 4LD

Unlike film, there is currently no official age classification organisation for theatre. All age recommendations are subjective and should be interpreted as guidelines unless otherwise stated. It's the responsibility of the patron to judge the show’s suitability in advance of purchase. We recommend contacting us at if you are in any doubt.