‘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.
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