hippolytus

From Euripides in a new version by Catharsis Theatre
27 - 30 May 2015
£14/12
Weds to Sat at 7.45pm plus Sat Matinee at 2.30pm

‘You are not your name, you are not your job. Maybe whoever you think you are isn’t as important as how you act. And I am going to make you see that.”

A man walks onto a stage and starts giving a lecture on Greek tragedy. But who is the goddess he keeps glimpsing out of the corner of his eye? And why do the characters from his notes keep drifting off the page and into his world?

Welcome to the dark, twisted world of Hippolytus, a story of guilt, gender, and the things we can’t run away from.

Catharsis Theatre, founded to create new imaginations of ancient drama which speak to us where we are now, now brings Greek tragedy to The Hope Theatre. This unique, playful reinvention interweaves a story from our own world, inspired by true events, with the play originally penned in 428 BC by the master dramatist who created Medea and The Bacchae. 

Director Justin Murray is joined by an ensemble cast including Ben Scheck, Isobel Wolff and Tamsin Shasha, with lighting design by Kirsten Buckmaster and sound design from Philip Matejtschuk.

Box Office opens 45mins before the performance start time. The performance lasts 1 hour without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS CANNOT BE ADMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM (2.30PM SATURDAY MATINEE).

Over 18s only.

cockamamy

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Cockamamy. Adj. Ludicrous. Nonsensical.

Alice and her granddaughter Rosie are a team. They live together, eat together, watch Countdown together. But for Alice, things have started to become ludicrous. Nonsensical. Winner of the Lustrum Award for Outstanding New Play, Cockamamy is a hilarious, achingly poignant portrayal of what it means to live with dementia.

ink or swim

22 Jun, 13 Jul & 3 Aug

A brand new play reading event designed to connect new and exciting theatre creatives and develop new writing. In an ever competitive market, finding a nugget of gold early can be the difference between success and failure.

WORKSHOP: inside the audition process

23 June & 28 July

A full and frank investigation of what it’s like from Matthew’s “side of the table” when casting for theatre productions. How does he post a job? What’s he looking for in applications? How best to present yourself and behave at your audition. What makes a good audition ‘chat’? What are the regular, surprising pitfalls made at audition?

bomb sex

24 & 25 Jun

It’s the 1980s, ‘the troubles’ in Northern Ireland are at their height. But life goes on and some people just want to get their leg over! An explosive dark comedy examining the relationship between Ireland and England told through those trapped in their own situations. One man. Eight voices.

fat jewels

3 - 21 Jul

A South Yorkshire council estate. Pat’s having strange dreams. He can’t shake them. He’s gone round to Danny’s for a chat and some healthy advice. Lonely and dangerous, Danny insists that what Pat needs is a therapy programme of Danny’s own making, involving cricket bats and trips to the zoo…

0 days without crying

8, 9, 15 & 16 Jul

Goblin. Troll. Pathetic. These are some of the ways Jess describes herself. This 50-minute solo tragicomedy follows Jess over the course of three months as she makes ill-advised and embarrassing attempts to “love” herself. It’s rip-your-heart-out-sad and wet-yourself-funny, and for anyone who’s ever looked in the mirror and wanted to vom.

bury the hatchet

24 Jul - 11 Aug

Andrew and Abby Borden are found dead in Fall River, Massachusetts on August 4th, 1892.
Their daughter Lizzie is the main suspect.

True crime podcast meets bluegrass musical; a fun feminist reimagining of the Lizzie Borden story.
Winner of People’s Choice Award at VAULT Festival 2018.

medicine

14 Aug - 1 Sept

‘You’ll catch your death out here.’ 

‘Well I’m not here to catch a bus, am I?’ 

One howling night in Northern Ireland, Ma discovers Moira on the edge of Warrenpoint pier, full of cheap whiskey and desperate to end it all…

Is it too late to bring her daughter home?

clown, clown and pigeon: the lamentable comed-ilogy

19 - 20 Aug

‘Clown, Clown and Pigeon’ proudly present their biggest (second) production to date! The Tragic Comed-ilogy sees them tackle three stories from Ovid’s metamorphoses, with the promise that they will not burn the theatre down… again. There will be romance, gore, but most importantly there will be NO PIGEONS!

booking:
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0333 666 3366
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