Co-written by Thomas Henning, Chris Ryan, Simon Stone & Mark Winter after Seneca  Director Simon Stone

  • Venue Carriageworks Redfern
  • Dates 15 Jan – 19 Feb 2012

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)

Presented by Belvoir and Sydney Festival in association with Carriageworks. Originally created by THE HAYLOFT PROJECT.
A Malthouse Theatre commission.

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 Hayloft Project stunned audiences with this brilliant re-imagining at Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre in 2010. Their starting point: 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. Sydney Festival and Belvoir head to Carriageworks with this dangerously smart excavation of our ancient urges towards love and destruction.


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 Eva Tandy
Assistant Stage Manager Rebecca Poulter


Thomas Henning
Chris Ryan
Mark Winter



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