A Royal & Derngate, Northampton co-production with Spymonkey
Fri 03 Feb - Sat 18 Feb
By Carl Grose and the company
Directed & adapted by Emma Rice
The ultimate dysfunctional family. A jealous father, one messed-up son, and one mother of a brilliant comedy.
Hot on the heels of their acclaimed version of Moby Dick
comes an eagerly-awaited collaboration with artists from the forefront of British theatre. Spymonkey
’s hilariously anarchic physical comedy and the playful storytelling of Kneehigh’s Emma Rice
) and Carl Grose
, combine to create an outrageous no-holds-barred subversion of the quintessential Greek tragedy - a tale of forbidden lust, accidental incest and violent murder.
Inspired by Barbarella
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 outrageous fashion with the help of set designer Michael Vale
(RSC, National Theatre, ENO), costume designer Lucy Bradridge
(Cirque de Soleil
) and featuring original music by Spymonkey
’s Toby Park
"GLORIOUSLY ANARCHIC, CONSTANTLY ENTERTAINING"
THE TIMES ON MOBY DICK
Contains strobes, scenes of a sexual nature and nudity.
Suitable for audiences 14+.
Eves 7.45pm (excl. Tue 7 Feb 7pm),
Thu & Sat Mats 2.30pm (excl. Sat 4 Feb)
Mon – Sat Eves
£24 £22 £19 £13
(Premium Seats £28)
Thu & Sat Matinees
(Premium Seats £20)
Aitor Basauri, Stephan Kreiss, Petra Massey, Toby Park
Toby Park and Neil Filby
Running time: 2hr 5mins approx. (including interval)
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