Antic Face present Euripides Hippolytos at the V&A
Antic Face theatre company will present Euripides' Hippolytos in a new version translated by Frederic Raphael and Kenneth McLeish at The Colepit in the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, south West London from 1 to 27 November 2014.
The production will be directed by Charlie Parham and feature designs by Anna Reid. The cast includes Emma Amos (Nurse/Groom), Emma Hall (Phaedra/Aphrodie/Artemis), Martin McGlade (Thesues/Old Man), and David Shields (Hippolytos).
"Phaedra is sick. She is in love with her stepson, Hippolytos. The prince hates sexual passion and any mortal 'impurity'. He also hates women. Can Phaedra live with her secret? When Hippolytos finds out, his very essence is violated. Theseus – father to the prince, husband to the queen – returns from exile. But it’s too late. They are forced to ask whether it is better to die or live a life of sullied reputation. But the gods have the final say."
This production will mark the debut for Antic Face who will perform the world premiere of this new translation featuring original music in the V&A's tunnel entrance.