Hot on the heels of their acclaimed version of Moby Dick comes an eagerly awaited collaboration of artists at the very the forefront of British theatre.
Spymonkey’s hilariously anarchic physical comedy and the playful storytelling of Kneehigh artistic director Emma Rice and writing partner Carl Grose, combine to create an outrageous no-holds-barred subversion of the quintessential Greek tragedy - a tale of forbidden lust, accidental incest, violent murder and the ultimate dysfunctional family: a jealous father, a messed-up son, and one mother of a brilliant comedy.
Inspired by Barbarella, Bowie and a little bit of Bond, Spymonkey turn their unique brand of theatrical invention to this greatest of tragic tales, brought to life in typically sumptuous fashion with the help of set designer Michael Vale (RSC, National Theatre, ENO), costume designer Lucy Bradridge (Cirque de Soleil) and features original music by Spymonkey’s Toby Park.
Contains incest, violence, mutilation, strobes, nudity and chorus-work. Suitable for audiences 14+