19:30, Sun 29th July 2012 at Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London
18:00, Fri 3rd August 2012 - Fri 10th August 2012 at TheSpace on the Mile 2, Edinburgh
18:00, Sun 12th August 2012 - Sat 18th August 2012 at TheSpace on the Mile 2, Edinburgh
19:00, Tue 2nd October 2012 - Sat 6th October 2012 at Corpus Playroom
Summer Vacation to Michaelmas Week 0
Electra’s daddy’s been killed. Her mummy’s fucking the murderer. The smell of their sex is everywhere, corrupting her breath. At night she dreams of blades and flesh, but come dawn she’s like a little girl. Until something inside starts to change. Blood. Milk. Dirt. Soon there’s a man knocking at her door… In a post-freudian world, revenge is a sexual awakening.
It's the 2504th performance of "Oedipus Rex" and Chorus 6 wants to call it quits. But the tragic hero isn’t quite ready to let go. As the plot begins to unravel at the seams, the characters start to question the purpose of tragedy itself and engage in a series of heated struggles to separate fact from fiction.
Introducing Terrible Edgar’s “The Complex” series, these thought-provoking reimaginings of familiar tales promise to be a Fringe highlight for anyone interested in Greek tragedy.
If you thought you knew Sophocles, think again.