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Achilles

Achilles
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A stunning mixture of the elemental and the human.
The Scotsman on Seven Hungers

Details

    Start date30 Jan 2018
    End date30 Jan 2018
  • TicketsFull price £14/ Standard concession, Students £11 / Other concession £9 / Full Festival Pass £159 / 3 show pass – 10% discount on full price tickets
    Genre Festival, Theatre,

    UK Premiere
    Company of Wolves

    sing goddess
    sing the rage of Achilles
    that sent down to darkness so many souls
    making their bodies carrion
    for the birds and dogs to tear
    and their families wait forever for their coming home

    The myth of Achilles is re-imagined in this heart-stopping, dynamically physical solo performance created and performed by Ewan Downie. The story of the greatest hero of the Greeks during the long and bloody Trojan War: how his best friend is killed by the champion of the Trojans, his desperate grief, and his terrible vengeance. In a powerful fusion of storytelling, physicality, dance and song, Achilles is the story of one man's exorcism: a burning out of his vulnerability, his rage, and his humanity.

    Company of Wolves is Scotland's only laboratory theatre ensemble, led by Ewan Downie and Anna Porubcansky. Using elements of theatre, dance, music and improvisation the company crafts, through experimentation and exploration, unique and compelling pieces which speak directly to the times in which we live. The company presented its ensemble piece, The End of Things, during manipulate 2017.

    This performance is part of manipulate Visual Theatre Festival produced by Puppet Animation Scotland. View the full manipulate programme, here.

    @companywolves/ @manipulatefest / #manipulate

    Dates & times
    Tue 30 Jan, 9pm

    Duration
    60mins 

    Tickets
    Full price £14
    Standard concession / Students £11
    Other concession £9

    Full Festival Pass £159
    3 show pass – 10% discount on full price tickets (automatically deducts from basket)

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.

    Venue 
    T2

    Age Recommendation
    12+

    Notes
    No latecomers. This production has strong, descriptive language and violent acts. 

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