About

Winner of two 2012 Sydney Theatre Awards
Best Stage Design for a Mainstage Production 
(Claude Marcos)
Best Score or Sound Design for a Mainstage Production
(Stefan Gregory)

Originally created by THE HAYLOFT PROJECT. A Malthouse Theatre commission.

This brilliant re-imagining of an ancient tale played to great success in Germany and The Netherlands, after sell-out seasons in Sydney and Melbourne.

It is the most infamous of all the ancients – the story of the deposed king whose sons were slaughtered and served to him by his brother in a feast. The starting point for this new version: THESE MYTHS ARE REAL. The action of the show, much like our lives, takes place in the banalities and ordinarinesses between atrocities. Featuring three extraordinary performances, the result is truly groundbreaking – gentle, disturbing, funny, beautiful and chilling in 90 minutes.

Cast

Thomas Henning
Chris Ryan
Toby Schmitz

Team

Co-written by Thomas Henning, Chris Ryan, Simon Stone and Mark Winter after Seneca
Director Simon Stone
Set & Costume Designer Claude Marcos
Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory
Lighting Designer Govin Ruben
Dramaturg Anne-Louise Sarks
Stage Manager Karen Faure
Assistant Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk
Production Manager Chris Mercer
Head Mechanist Todd Wilson

Belvoir acknowledges the support of Australia Council for the Arts, the Andrew Cameron Family Foundation, The Keir Foundation, Mark Carnegie and Jessica Block.

Image Gallery

Belvoir season production photos by Heidrun Lohr.

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Reviews

Simon Stone’s brave and bold reimagining of Seneca’s bloody tragedy Thyestes is thrilling and astounding. The production is a masterpiece of writing, a triumph of staging, and a sublime act of performance.

The Age, Melbourne

Thyestes is rock’n’roll theatre: confronting, transgressive, uncomfortably hilarious, obscene, horrifying and beautiful.

The Australian

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