Mixing pounding music with Greek tragedy
A gig inspired by Clytemnestra’s Greek revenge myth, casting her ‘FURIES’ of vengeance as front women of a rock band.
Operatic laments of a woman wronged are spliced together with heavy metal rages from her aggressor and the haunting lullabies of his mistress. With screaming guitars and heavy bass, pounding drums and heartbreaking saxophone this “wildly unreserved” hour of visceral music-theatre “sends you reeling into the night more than a little dazed”
“They use their voices and bodies as weapons” Lyn Gardner, Guardian
“Musically, it’s an unmitigated triumph” Metro
British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015
Development supported by: Arts Council England, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust and Birmingham REP. Commissioned by mac birmingham from an idea developed at China Plate’s The Darkroom
photo: Bianca Harvey
filmed at Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014
recorded live at Supersonic Festival, Oct 2011
With thanks to: Paul Burns and Dance Xchange
A huge thanks to all those who pledged their support via our Kickstarter campaign to help us take The Furies, A Journey Round My Skull and Lady GoGo Goch to Edinburgh Fringe 2014. We really couldn’t have done it without your generosity. In particularly we’d like to thank… Peter Flew, Katy Covell, Charlotte Winteringham, Luke-Matthew Iveson Allegra Galvin, Thomas Wildish, Rebecca Thomas, Thomas Ayres, Jess M, Ruth Davies, David Ayres, Mike Knowlden, Paul Burns, Mike Knowlden, Mike Tweddle, Jo Hunter, Ridhi Kalaria, Phill Ward, Paul Fox, Beth Rowley, Keith Dodds, Derek Nisbet, Martin Sutherland, Pete Staves, Graeme Rose, Jess Winteringham, Lizzie Moran, Rodrigo Viterbo, Kaye Winwood, Mike Kaloski-Naylor, Alison V, Omar Rafiqi, Guy Undrill, Harry Winteringham.