The Bunker - double bill by Jamie Wilkes at Southwark
The Bunker: Agamemnon and Morgana, two plays from The Bunker Trilogy by Jamie Wilkes, in a double bill directed by Jethro Compton, at the Southwark Playhouse's Little Space, in south London, from 28 Aug to 21 Sep 2013.
Enter the trenches of World War One. MORGANA is inspired by the Arthurian Legend. On the reserve lines in France, three young soldiers in search of distraction and delight find more than they bargained for in the beautiful, mysterious and mystical Morgana Le Fay. As time passes with stories of adventures and battles lost and won, a dark and mysterious power haunts the trenches taunting the brave knights with thoughts of home, of their schooldays, of the girls and lives they’ve left behind – for King and country.
AGAMEMNON is a re-imagining of the Ancient Greek Legend. Journey into the delusions of a shell shocked solider who is devastated by war, cut off from help and convinced of a plot to bring him down. Bloodied and wounded he dreams of his return to England. As the darkness descends and the enemy mounts its final attack, only one thought haunts Agamemnon, ‘What is there to live for?’
The Bunker Trilogy plays at C Nova, as part of the Edinburgh Festival, from 31 July to 26 August 2013.