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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