Sunset at the Villa Thalia opens at The National Theatre to strong reviews

Alexi Kaye Campbell’s latest play Sunset at the Villa Thalia starring Ben Miles, Elizabeth McGovern, Pippa Nixon and Sam Crane spans a decade as it explores the impact of foreign influence, planned and unintentional, on a nation and its people.

The play will be running at the Dorfman theatre at the National Theatre until August.

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Praise for Sunset at the Villa Thalia:

‘This play is a winner, a  thought-provoking slow-burn story that works on many levels”

The Times

‘A fine and fascinating play that keeps you constantly hooked…nakedly political’.

The Guardian

‘Campbell is a sensitive and articulate playwright who does not shy away from tackling big issues’.

Financial Times

“Intriguing and entertaining. The star is the almost faultless script and Kaye Campbell proves his worth as a writer’.


“Campbell’s writing is impressively nimble, offsetting moral seriousness with moments of real comedy. A fine play: effective as metaphor and enjoyable as drama”.

City A.M.

“Consistently engrossing”


“Kaye Campbell writes with an appealing facility and this is his most heartfelt play.”

The Arts Desk.

“A fleet-footed comedy laced with anger that wisely carries its message”

The Upcoming

“Thoroughly engaging. A thoughtful, penetrating play.”

Live Theatre UK