by Euripides

Two figures in evening dress

Tue 15 - Sat 19 May 2018 at 7.30pm
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, Northampton NN1 3NL


Adults £9.00
Concessions £8.00
Masque Theatre members £7.00

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Preview: 'Conflict over extreme passions'

Rob Kendall | director

This production will be a modern dress interpretation of the classic Greek play that re-works the Dionysaic theme of strength and fertility.

Although initially a Greek Tragedy where the God Dionysus is in conflict with male rule - it is really about the rules of suppressive order and unfettered emotion (seen in the chorus's chants/dance).

I've re-imagined this to reflect the hedonism of the early 1930s, where women were still coming into their own but instead of it being just a conflict of the sexes it becomes eventually a tragic conflict over extreme passions and giving yourself to the Gods!

Masque Theatre's production is directed by Masque member Rob Kendall, whose shows for the group include Henry V (2016), The Importance of Being Earnest (2016), The Lion in Winter (2015), Becket (2014), Troilus and Cressida (2014), Margot (2013), Nicholas Nickleby (2012), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (2012), Romeo and Juliet (2011) and (2001), Great Expectations (2010) The Cherry Orchard (2010), A Midsummer Night's Dream (2009), Trainspotting (2008), Mother Courage And Her Children (2007), Twelfth Night (2005), Bent (2004), Hell Cab (2004), Murder in the Cathedral (2002), A View From The Bridge (2002), Entertaining Mr Sloane (2000), East (1998), A Streetcar Named Desire (1997) and Antony and Cleopatra (1996)