An electrifying reimagining of the ultimate love triangle.
Mother. Father. Son.
Oedipus Electronica is the eagerly awaited new show
from Pecho Mama, the team that brought you ★★★★★ Medea Electronica.
Pecho Mama's radical reinvention of Oedipus is a powerhouse
production for our times; an intoxicating whirlwind of ecstasy and devastation.
Oedipus Electronica is an unapologetic and unflinching
journey into the carnal heart of a woman pushed to the edge.
An emergency diagnosis crushes Jocasta’s hope of becoming a
mother and sends her spiralling into hedonistic free fall. Laius must find a
way to bridge the world
between fantasy and reality, or risk losing his wife. Oedipus wants to write a
story to change the world, but he can’t escape the story that was always
written for him.
Mella Faye’s cinematic sound design evokes London’s domestic
grit as we travel through the buzzing streets of Brixton.
Tanya Stephenson’s lighting design transports you to the
heart of South London’s nightlife and the live band onstage drive the action
with a soundtrack that hurtles through jazz, techno and home to Pecho Mama’s
trademark throbbing Electronica.
Oedipus is perhaps the most well-known of the myths
and represents two enduring themes of Greek drama: the flawed nature of
humanity and the struggle to control our own destiny. With ‘meta’ echos of
Charlie Kaufman and Birdman, Mella Faye’s driving script re-writes this ancient
tragedy as a psychological thriller, interrupted by her own struggle to write.
It’s a love letter to the art of storytelling and its power to transform us.
Oedipus Electronica is supported by Watermans Arts
centre, Arts Council England, Corby Cube, Lakeside Theatre, Essex University,
Sound and Music and The Old Market.