Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 February 2010 [7.30pm]
matinee: Wednesday 3 February 2010 [2.30pm]
Performances at Tara Arts:
15, 16, 17 April 2010 [7.30pm]
Featuring: the ALRA 3-Year Acting Course Graduates 2010
Written by: Pauline Mol [Iphigenia] & Joel Pommerat [This Child]
Translated by: Rina Vergano [Iphigenia] & Nigel Gearing [This Child]
Directed by: Brenda Murphy [Iphigenia] & Dan Sherer [This Child]
After the success of 'Children in Wartime', Company of Angels and ALRA worked together again on this striking double-bill of the freshest new writing from Europe.
Tara Arts was struck by the quality of the work, and asked us to take a three night run at their studio theatre.
It is prophesied that the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra is to be sacrificed to pacify the gods and bring fortune to the Greek army.
Iphigenia - strong-born - is brought to her father to complete the sacrifice. In this beautifully straightforward and lyrical reworking of Euripides tale, we see even the most powerful of families will unravel under the pressure of Fate.
1. Abbie Salt
2. Francis Woolf
3. Syerra Bissessar [Abbie Salt - Background]
Madeline Anholt Clytemnestra
Syerra Bissessar Iphigenia
Charlie Condon Slave
Jannik Kuczynski Agamemnon
Abbie Salt Child
Francis Woolf Menelaus/Achilles
This Child is played out through a series of vignettes - glimpsing into the dense thicket of family life. From all kinds of angles, we get the chance to peer through the tangled branches and roots of the family tree, following fathers, daughters, sons and mothers as they push for understanding between each other in this tense and powerful piece.
1. Akash Heer
2. Simon Kent
3. Sibylle Bernardin & Elliot Hadley-Johnson
Sibylle Bernardin Neighbour (sc 9) / Daughter (sc 2)
Kristina Blackwell Woman with child (Sc 5)/ Daughter (sc 10)
Elyse Blemmings Mother (sc 6)/ Woman (sc 3)
Lisa Bonsels Mother (sc 10) / Daughter (sc 4)
Elliot Hadley-Johnson Father (sc 2) Man (sc 5) Son (sc 7)
Akash Heer Father (sc 3) Boy (sc 6) Young Man (sc 1)
Rebecca Holt Pregnant woman (sc1) / Woman (sc 5)
Simon Kent Father (sc 7) Son (sc 3 Policeman (sc 9)
Megan McCormick Madame Marquere (Sc 9)/ Woman’s voice (sc 8)
Kirsty McDuff Mother (sc 4) Stepmother (sc 7)