‘THE TAPESTRY' by Emma Rogerson
Contemporary and experimental re-telling of Ovid’s tale of Philomela. Raped by Terrance, her tongue is then cut out to prevent her from telling the world. This play explores the dynamics of physical and emotional abuse within relationships, in light of the wider context of the #MeToo movement.
PHILOMELA - Velenzia Spearpoint
PROCNE - Georgie Grier
TERRANCE - Darcy Grey
'PELEUS' by Will Owen
Proteus predicts that his daughter Thetis will bear a son that will surpass his father in fame. Zeus was planning to rape Thetis, so to make sure the prophesy doesn't boomerang on him, he pressures his grandson, Peleus, to impregnate her. In this monologue, Peleus details the conflict between his desire to emulate his grandfather and understanding of what it feels like for the victimized [Peleus' mother was also raped by Zeus].
PELEUS - Andrew Candish
‘A COUPLE IN ONE’ by Jonathan Brandt
Modern version of the myth of Hermaphrodite and Salmacis, exploring a theme of gender identity and transformation. The play takes place directly after the Olympian gods have granted the wish of the nymph Salmacis to never be separated from Hermaphrodite, which results in them becoming a One Being with both female and male parts.
SALMACIS - Claire Emmott
HERMAPHROTIDE - Adam Gough
VENUS - Meg Lake
MERCURY - Vic Zander
JUNO (Voiceover) - Emma Austin
'I FOUGHT THE STATE AND THE STATE WON by Niall Urquhart
Based on Ovid's story of the weaving contest between Arachne, a mortal, and Minerva, the Goddess. Arachne's tapestry depicted ways in which the gods had misled and abused mortals. This new interpretation of the myth is set in an unspecified country, in near future and deals with fake news and abuse of power.
ARACHNE - Victoria Porter
PALLAS - Stefan Boehm
MEDIA - Emma Austin
PEOPLE - Andrew Candish
'A BUMPER HARVEST' by Christine Roberts
Through the eyes of Mors, the Roman personification of death, the play examines the current plight of refugees from war-torn countries. Mors' dispassionate account of her preys strikes a disturbing chord with the callousness with which many refugees are treated Their final transformation is death, but she lays the hope for them escaping their fate at our door.
MORS - Meg Lake
MBALO & YOUNG MAN - Abdoulie Mboob
AHLEM & MARIAM - Naheen Nazmin
URSULA - Harriet Main
VOCALS - Weronika Bielecka, Olandra
PIANO, GUITAR - Olandra
CELLO - Samuel Creer
EXECUTIVE & CREATIVE PRODUCER - Kasia Różycki
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - Velenzia Spearpoint
DIRECTOR - Kasia Różycki
STAGE MANAGER - Gwenan Bain
GRAPHIC DESIGNER - Aga Grandowicz
LIGHTING DESIGNER & TECHNICIAN - Chuma Emembolu
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
James Hall, Bread and Roses Theatre, PAFT (Polish Aid Foundation Trust)