Achilles

Company of Wolves
Achilles

Achilles tells the story of the greatest hero of the Greeks during the Trojan War: how his best friend is killed by the champion of the Trojans, his desperate grief, and his terrible vengeance.

sing goddess
sing sing goddess
sing the rage of Achilles
that sent to darkness so many
souls and glazed their eyes in death
that made their bodies carrion
for the birds and dogs to tear
their families wait forever for their coming home

A fusion of storytelling, dance and song, tells of a man’s exorcism: a burning out of his vulnerability, his rage, and his humanity.

Supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland in association with Platform, Dance House and Citizens Theatre.

This performance will be part of manipulate Visual Theatre Festival in 2018 produced by Puppet Animation Scotland.

  • DATES
    DateTimeInformation
    23 Jan7.30pm Preview
    24 Jan7.30pm
    25 Jan7.30pm Post-show Discussion
    26 Jan7.30pm Post-show Discussion
    27 Jan7.30pm
  • Cast & Creative Team

    Created & Performed by Ewan Downie

    Directed by Ewan Downie and Ian Spink

    Set & Costume Design by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita

    Lighting Design by Alberto Santos Bellido

    Dramaturgy by Anna Porubcansky

Reviews

"Sinister yet playful… sympathetic and witty despite the undertow of horror."
- The List on A Brief History of Evil (2015)

"A stunning mixture of the elemental and the human."
- The Scotsman on Seven Hungers (2014)

"A cry from the dark that lingers."
- The Herald on Invisible Empire (2013)

"Breathtaking! Surprising, tender, an incredibly powerful rendition of a story I thought I knew front and back"
- Audience Feedback, Achilles at Platform 2017

"Powerful, visceral, haunting"
- Audience Feedback, Achilles at Platform 2017

Running Time: 45min no interval
Circle Studio

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