Greek tragedy hits the heights as acrobatic drama group premiere new show at Rose Theatre (From This Is Local London)
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Greek tragedy hits the heights as acrobatic drama group premiere new show at Rose Theatre
An acrobatic re-telling of a jealous wife’s revenge against her unfaithful husband premieres at the Rose.
Actors of Dionysus (AOD) return to the High Street venue to debut their production of Euripides’ classic Greek tragedy, Medea.
Combining drama and aerial dance, the play has been adapted by David Stuttard and is directed by Abigail Anderson.
The production was first showcased at the Rose in July, when a specially-invited audience of AOD supporters and industry peers were given a sneak peak of the work in progress.
The final version will now premier on Tuesday, November 12, and run until Friday November 15.
The plot centers on Medea – played by AOD artistic director Tamsin Shasha – whose husband Jason has left her for another woman, telling her story of rejection and revenge.
AOD has been performing ancient Greek theatre for 20 years, and this will be the second time they have performed at the Rose after their 2011 production of Lysistrata.
Pre-performance talks will be given every night of the run by leading academics, and discussions will take place after the show with the creative team allowing theatre goers to gain a greater insight into the play. Each talk costs £3 for ticket holders.
Medea; Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston
November 12-15, 7.30pm each night and 2.30pm 14th and 15th; £8-£16;