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.

“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 show's focus on broader issues emerging from Syria is its great strength. Challenging the audience constantly on our role in the conflict from spectators to global influencers, the piece covers a great amount in under an hour... Unsettling.”

The Reviews Hub

“It's rare to see emerging artists with such a strong signature style ... sublime.”

Matt Trueman, What'sOnStage

“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

Image: Alex Brenner.