DumbWise Theatre presents ELECTRA by Sophocles in a new version by John Ward.
A Mother clings to power whilst her Daughter screams murder.
An estranged Son is coming home.
A bloody family saga sprawling decades is about to reach its conclusion.
Everything is about to change.
A Queen masterminds the murder of her Husband and takes the throne with her new lover. Her Daughter, Electra, grows up in the grip of a cruel regime, swearing revenge. Her Son Orestes, exiled as a boy and raised in the arms of the rebels, waits to embark on a holy mission to reclaim his country.
Two decades later a twist of fate brings Brother and Sister together; united by hate but divided by faith. With the country on the brink of civil war, the most powerful family in the Kingdom are torn apart from the inside as their dark past once again becomes the present.
The revolution will be televised, but are The Gods watching?
DumbWise reinvent the murderous Greek myth of power and prophecy as a lyrical modern epic with a live punk-rock score.
DumbWise are an actor-musician theatre company fusing live musicianship, original songwriting and dynamic storytelling in the pursuit of creating new musical works for contemporary audiences.