From Euripides in a new version by Catharsis Theatre
27 - 30 May 2015
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.


Over 18s only.

the house of usher

18 Oct - 5 Nov 2016

A brand new gothic musical thriller
“What was it that so unnerved me in the contemplation of the House of Usher?” Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic masterpiece is brought to life in this brand new musical thriller. Don’t miss this Halloween spectacular premiering at The Hope Theatre this October.
All shall fall.

the worst was this

8 - 26 Nov 2016

In a pub, three sisters run a gruesome post-apocalyptic black market business. Will, a beautiful young actor wanders into the sisters’ den to meet with Chris, a disfigured poet. Wild Goose Chase presents a classic Shakespearian love triangle where hearts are shredded, both figuratively and literally…

rigor mortis

13, 14, 20 & 21 Nov

Waterford, Ireland. Mourners arrive at a church only to find the deceased missing. Jimmy wakes up in his sitting room hungover to Jesus, only to find a coffin behind the couch and Ted knocking at the door. 

What the f*ck is he after doing?

Rigor Mortis. A black comedy of drink, drugs, friendship & mortality.

her aching heart

29 Nov - 23 Dec 2016

Grab a bonnet, lace up your corset, and prepare to swoon, as this tongue-in-cheek musical whirlwind parodies the best in bodice-ripping romance replete with murder, elopement and heaving bosoms a-plenty as two heartbroken women jump between the pages of the same sapphic paperback – and play all the parts between them!

strange the road

31 Jan - 18 Feb

STRANGE THE ROAD is a love letter to Chandler set in a noir world sometime between 1933 and 2033.

A love story told by famed storyteller FRENCHIE in the pulp vernacular with its cool style and nihilistic themes.

“You’re gonna lie? Lie BIG..small lies are cheap and help no-one.”

telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
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