Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas



PALMYRA is an exploration of revenge, the politics of destruction and what we consider to be barbaric, inviting people to step back from the news and look at what lies beneath, and beyond, civilisation. 

Following an extended, unanimously-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe and touring Spain with BEST OF BE 2017, Bert and Nas's Total Theatre Award-winning, weird, wonderful and strangely stressful PALMYRA (★★★★The Stage) returns.


Mess Festival Prize


Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form 2017


Stockholm Fringe Festival 2017 Grand Prix


'Best of BE' Festival Award 

Selected in Lyn Gardner's Top 10 theatre of 2017

Developed with support from Croquis_BCN (Barcelona), Bristol Ferment, MAYK, Tobacco Factory Theatres,Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Ovalhouse and HOME.

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas are MAYK Associate Artists.

Research and development of PALMYRA supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Introduction to Community Organising 

Join a workshop in community organising and building people power, led by Citizens UK Bristol.  Organisers will share their experiences of lobbying and partnering with Bristol City Council to set up a Syrian refugee family resettlement programme and a new initiative for communities to sponsor refugee families in Bristol. Gain a practical insight, and find out ways that you can build a more welcoming and fair city. 

Citizens UK Bristol is a group of citizens who work with a national alliance of communities and organisers who work together for power, social justice and the common good.

Saturday 19th May, 2-4pm, Bristol Old Vic, Free

Sign up here.

“The duo who created Eurohouse shift from comic to tragic in a brilliant piece that reflects on Syria and the breakdown of relationships... A rewarding show to watch.”

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“The two fascinate as a coupling, complementing one another, both tackling contemporary issues with a healthy dose of subversive clowning.”

Alex Wood, What's On Stage

“A thrilling tightrope walk of a show”

The To Do List

“Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas have created a strong contender for 'Best Piece of Political Theatre, Edinburgh 2017' ... Proper genius, this.”

Andrew Haydon, Postcards from the Gods

“Performed with extraordinary physical power and dexterity – they resist being pinned down. That's why they get into your system and continue to haunt you. A highly gifted enterprise, strongly recommended.”

The Independent

Image: Alex Brenner.