Oedipus: a love story
This is a playful retelling of a story you thought you already knew.
Narrated by a flock of Welsh sheep, this energetic yet tender adaptation of Sophocles’ ancient myth brings light and soul to a very twisted love story. Charting Oedipus’ fateful journey from birth to banishment, it’s a tale of love, loss, destiny and adventure that promises to warm the heart.
Oedipus: A Love Story was devised and written especially for the Fringe. Suitable for the whole family, the show skilfully fuses innovative storytelling techniques, live music, puppetry and dance to reveal a side to this tragic hero that you’ve never seen before. Leave your pre-conceptions about Greek Tragedy at the door as a cast of irreverent Oracles, saucy Sphinxes and Freudian fools descend on Edinburgh for the show’s world premiere. At just an hour long, this fast-paced and rather touching drama will be asking some big questions about fate, family and the potential pitfalls of falling crazy in love with older women.
Oedipus previewed at schools and youth theatres around the UK in the lead-up to the Fringe.