The Wall - Pink Floyd's Rock Opera

Jul 07, 2024 — Jul 08, 2024 • Category: Events
Location: Lycabettus

For the first time ever, the London West End Production of The Wall - Pink Floyd’s Rock Opera is coming to Athens, with two performances occurring at Lycabettus Theatre on the 7th and 8th of July. This thrilling show sees more than 20 artists bring to life the music of Pink Floyd, in accompaniment with the Floyd Revival Orchestra. Featuring captivating dance routines and stunning visuals, it is a one-of-a-kind experience that takes audiences on the emotional ride that characterizes The Wall, and that has cemented it as one of the most seminal albums in music history.

Released in 1979, The Wall tells the story of a man named Pink Floyd, who, struggling to deal with the challenges that life has thrown at him, from the childhood loss of his father to the collapse of his marriage, begins to build a metaphorical wall around himself. Hoping to shield himself from all the hardship and pain surrounding him, he becomes more and more secluded from the outside world, as his demons slowly begin to overtake him. Partly based on the real-life stories of two of the band’s members, Roger Waters and Syd Barret, it offers a deep look into the human condition, into the loss of innocence and the fears that overtake us, as well as the sometimes destructive ways we try to cope with said fears. With its unique artistry and raw honesty, the album continues to resonate with audiences around the world today, in the same way it did 45 years ago.

Under the banner of Mohamed Yamani and Johan Nus, tenured veterans in the world of musical theater, this remarkable stage show offers a unique interpretation of Pink Floyd’s masterful album. Ten modern dancers take the stage, along with six musicians and four singers, all playing their part in faithfully conveying the story and emotional themes of the original work. Projectors occasionally show visuals from the 1982 movie adaptation of The Wall as well as other archived footage, while the on-stage cinematographer provides beautiful shots of the choreography and emotional close-ups of our hero. All these parts come together to create an enthralling performance that audiences across the globe have raved about.

The two performances will take place on the 7th and 8th of July at Lycabettus Theatre, starting at 9 pm. The parking area of the theater will be made available only to elderly people and people with disabilities, as well as taxis arriving or leaving. At the same time, the Municipality of Athens will provide visitors with free rides to the theater via shuttle bus, from 7 to 9:30 pm, which will also be made available for returning trips after the end of the show.