Iphigenia in Aulis

A nation clamours for war. Gods want a sacrifice

Wed 13 Nov 2019 to Thu 14 Nov 2019

Iphigenia in Aulis

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Produced and presented by Performance Anxiety
A nation clamours for war.
The Gods command a sacrifice.
One family walk the path to annihilation.

With his ill-tempered military forces assembled at Aulis, Agamemnon waits anxiously for a sign from the Gods: a prophecy that will sanction his violent crusade against Troy and win glory for the Greek army. Meanwhile, the young Iphigenia stands on the verge of marriage to a famous warrior, and Clytemnestra uncovers a terrible and agonising secret...

Unfinished at the time of his death, Iphigenia in Aulis was Euripides’ last dramatic work. His theatrical swansong and parting moral statement. Performance Anxiety seize upon the text’s sense of incompleteness and use it as a jumping off point to examine the perils of leadership, national mythmaking and the slipperiness of truth.
Bleakly comic, politically charged and boldly theatrical, Performance Anxiety present an audacious new staging of Euripdes’ final tragedy.

In English

70mins long

Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th November - 8:30pm

£10 advance, £12 on the door