The Count of Monte Cristo:
The Count of Monte Cristo plays at National Theatre Olivier
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Seating chart & directions
Edmond Dantes illiterate young sailor of Marseilles is drawn into conspiring with the exiled Napoleon and imprisoned for ten years. Incarcerated in a desolate gaol with no-one but a mad monk for company, Dantes begins an unconventional education.
As his enemies become more powerful, all hope of justice and of a reunion with his sweetheart appear to be gone. Still, Dantes clings to hope. Eventually, his chance comes, he escapes his prison, adopts a disguise and the Count of Monte Cristo is born.
Timothy Sheader, Artistic Director of Regents Park Open Air Theatre, makes his National Theatre debut directing Richard Beans new adaptation.
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