Couch Theatre presents

Couch Theatre presents Iphigenia in Splott by Gary Owen.

Iphigenia in Splott

by Gary Owen

Photo: moodsmoodsphotgraphy

Tickets on sale now via these links

https://sprechwerk.hamburg/index.php/eine-vorstellung-und-ticket.html?day=20210907

https://sprechwerk.hamburg/index.php/eine-vorstellung-und-ticket.html?day=20210908

For our first play (up until now we’ve performed readings and staged readings) we present a one-woman monologue entitled Iphigenia in Splott.

The play was first produced for Sherman Theatre in Cardiff and moved to the National Theatre in London. It won ‘Best New Play’ at the UK Theatre Awards in 2015.

Summary

Effie, if you met her on the street, is the kind of girl you avoid eye contact with. Her life a mixture of drugs, alcohol and drama. She will give you the finger without a batting an eyelid. But like so many let down by the UK government and society in general, she has no voice and no one to speak for her. However, our Greek heroine, via a poor Cardiff suburb, finally decides to rage…and rage…in Gary Owen’s tense, heartbreaking yet witty monologue, which in itself almost becomes a call for revolt.

In Greek mythology, Iphigenia was Agamemnon’s daughter, sacrificed to ensure a fair wind to Troy and to further the ambitions of men. Who, we must ask ourselves, in today’s society are continually being sacrificed in order for others to pursue the insatiable desire for growth and profit?

Cast and Crew:

Effie: Naomi O’Taylor

Costume and Stage Design: Martin Scheibe

Director: Jason Couch


Performance time: 75 minutes with no interval

Ticket: pre-ordered €19,40, reduced €12,80 (Box office €21, reduced €13,50)

Language: English (Warning: the play contains strong language with descriptions of a sexual nature)

http://www.sprechwerk.hamburg

News and Updates

News and Updates. Due to COVID-19 restrictions theatres are still closed in Hamburg, however, this doesn’t stop us planning future productions. Here are our updates:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, theatres in Hamburg are closed. However, this doesn’t stop us planning future productions.

Currently we are working on bringing back DIE SOUVERÄNE LESERIN by Alan Bennett to Goldbekhaus, where we should have performed last year.

Then in September comes our new major project Iphigenia in Splott by Gary Owen. First produced by Sherman Theatre, Cardiff and then going on to the National Theatre in London, Iphigenia in Splott is based in Cardiff and is inspired by Greek mythology. Effie is the kind of girl you avoid eye contact with. Her life a mixture of drugs, alcohol and drama. This razor-sharp, tense, heartbreaking yet witty play is almost a call for revolt. Effie will be played by Naomi O’Taylor. Venue TBC. More details on this play soon.

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