Following the success of Quaternary in 2009, St Paul’s returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with Orpheus.
Performing at C Venues, 5–13 August at 1.25pm, Orpheus takes inspiration from Cocteau’s film of the same name, radically re-working the myth of the artist who descends to the underworld to rescue his deceased wife.
A chance encounter with a man on the run, a heavily tattooed corpse and a stranger who might just be Death himself. Three glimpses into a world that is strange, dangerous, exciting and far from Oliver’s everyday existence. He is about to embark on a journey that will tear apart his whole identity, but his isn’t the only life that will be affected by the decisions he makes.
With extensive interaction between stage and specially recorded film, Orpheus was devised by the cast and crew to offer a dark exploration of the nature of creativity and male identity in the modern world.
In Edinburgh 5–13 August? Buy tickets for Orpheus.
Acclaim for Quaternary (Fringe, 2009):
***** ‘Neither conventional nor undemanding, but undeniably excellent.’ — British Theatre Guide
**** ‘Slick, frightening, fresh and a fast-paced, revolutionary performance.’ — ThreeWeeks