23:00, Wed 2nd – Sat 5th November 2011 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 4
‘I am not a victim – oh no – That’s not a part I am willing to play – believe me.’
Amelia waits at home for her husband to return from war, with only her household help and detached son for company. When her patience and resilience are worn out, she resorts to increasingly desperate measures to bring her husband home, with no idea of how destructive her jealous and paranoid actions will prove to be.
Martin Crimp, ‘one of British theatre’s best-kept secrets’ (the Independent) reworks Sophocles’ Trachinae, blending Greek tragedy with modern dilemma. CUADC’s production promises to be an inventive and gripping telling of this story of desire, fear and self-deception.