Greek

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A riotous, contemporary retelling of the Oedipus myth, based on the verse play by Steven Berkoff. Mark-Anthony Turnage and Jonathan Moore's groundbreaking and radical work sent shockwaves through the opera world when it premiered in 1988.
Cast of Greek at the Arcola Theatre

From left: Laura Woods, Richard Morrison, Philippa Boyle, Edmund Danon - photo by Lidia Crisafulli


Overview


Genre: Opera
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Festival:Grimeborn 2018
Started: Wednesday 8 August 2018
Closed: Saturday 18 August 2018
Running time:1 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Now, on the thirtieth anniversary of his original staging, director Jonathan Moore brings his East End masterpiece home, in a brand new production for the Grimeborn Opera Festival.


Live music, performed in English.


Synopsis


Greek is a riotous, contemporary retelling of the Oedipus myth, based on the verse play by Steven Berkoff (East, Decadence).


Mark-Anthony Turnage and Jonathan Moore's groundbreaking and radical work sent shockwaves through the opera world when it premiered in 1988.


The Sunday Times called it "riveting total theatre … a resounding, unanimous triumph".


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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

Box office email: Send Mail

Location map for Arcola Theatre

Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 8 August 2018

Press night:Friday 10 August 2018

Closes:Saturday 18 August 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:

Best £26


Standard £22


Value £15


Restricted £12


Concessions:

26 and under / Student - 20% off


Over 65s - 20% off


Unemployment Benefits - 20% off


Disabled - 20% off, or free companion ticket (call 020 7503 1646)


Cast


Mum - Phillippa Boyle

Eddy - Edmund Danon

Dad - Richard Morrison

Sis/ Wife - Laura Woods


Orchestra - The Kantanti Ensemble:


Viola (leader) - Anna Growns

Cello 1 - Deni Teo

Cello 2 - Carola Krebs

Cello 3 - James Douglas

Double Bass - Clare Larkman

Percussion - Tom Daley

Harp - Aileen Henry

Piano - David Todd

Flute, Alto Flute & Piccolo - Alyson Frazier

Clarinet & Bass Clarinet 1 - Chris Goodman

Clarinet & Bass Clarinet 2 - Nadia Wilson

Oboe & Cor Anglais 1 - Emma Gibbons

Oboe & Cor Anglais 2 - Lavinia Redman

Soprano & Baritone Saxophone - David Zucchi

Horn 1 - Tom Pollock

Horn 2 - Adam Howcroft

Trumpet - Elliot Phelps

Trombone - Dom Hales


Creatives


Author: Libretto by Steven Berkoff from his stage play of the same title, adapted by Mark-Anthony Turnage and Jonathan Moore
Composer: Mark-Anthony Turnage
Director: Jonathan Moore
Designer: Baska Wesolowska
Musical direction: Tim Anderson
Lighting: Matt Leventhall

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