Past Event

Oedipussy

1 Jan 2012

Hot on the heels of their ‘gloriously anarchic’ (The Times) Moby Dick comes the latest slice of Spymonkey lunacy: an outrageous no-holds barred subversion of the quintessential Greek tragedy. Take Spymonkey’s ‘utterly infectious’ (Independent) physical comedy. Combine with the playful storytelling of Kneehigh artistic director Emma Rice (The Red Shoes, Brief Encounter) and writing partner Carl Grose. Add a touch of Barbarella and little bit of Bond. The result? One ridiculous tale forbidden lust, accidental incest, violent murder and the ultimate dysfunctional family: a jealous father, messed-up son, and one mother of a comedy...

This greatest of tragic tales bounds to the stage with Spymonkey’s trademark theatrical invention. It is brought to life in typically sumptuous fashion by costume designer Lucy Bradridge (Boosh, Cirque du Soleil) and set designer Michael Vale (RSC, National Theatre, Kneehigh). Contains incest, violence, mutilation, strobes, nudity and chorus-work!

Supported by Arts Council England

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