Thursday 31 January 2013

The Collector

The Collector, an adaptation of the novel by John Fowles

at 104 in Gazi.

Gazi, the arty, trendy area in Athens is becoming the centre for small theatres that stage innovatory, experimental drama.

104 is one of them. A room on the first floor of an historic building, the room divided into a stage area and an area for the audience which cannot seat more than 80 people. No back stage. Very intimate and being in such close proximity to the actors transformed the experience.

It was an excellent production. A very good script and the performances of Ioannis Papazisis and Eirini Fanarioti were outstanding.

We also enjoyed a drink in the bar

and admired the street art in the small garden, which somehow encapsulates the type of place 104 is. And the price? 2 euros - affordable, high quality art. Art for the masses? I would say so.

Gazi is on a winner these days.  Going there is always exciting with lots of innovatory, avant-garde things going on - definitely the place to be.


  1. It is a powerful novel so I imagine a powerful play as well. Many years ago when I was young(!)I taught the book and soon after we finished it as a class I had some strange phone calls from someone calling themselves Frederick.It was so scary!