Lies, Lies and Propaganda presents
based on Hippolytus by Euripides.
"Love me 'till my heart stops. Love me 'till I'm dead."
When Phaedra falls in love with her stepson Hippolytus, it all goes really, really well and everyone lives long and fruitful lives. Here is a list of things that are in this play: savage chastity, erotic shame, ritual sacrifice, burning hateful passion, synth-pop. Sydney's fearless new theatre company brings to death Euripides' tragic, art-punk heroine.
"Original and daring...thoughtful, spirited, and full of flair. It is irreverent and mischievous, but also dark and heavy. It is why we need the theatre." - Suzy Goes See
"Danielle Baynes gives a standout performance as the titular character. The Shakespearean-trained Baynes is fantastically tortured in an innovative adaption of this Greek tragedy." - The Buzz from Sydney
"This is a brave and fearless first production...It could herald a new, daring, experimental and bold voice on Sydney’s independent theatre scene." - The Spell of Waking Hours
Preview 16 July 2014
Performances 17-26 July 2014. Tues-Sat 8pm, Sun 6pm.
TAP Gallery Downstairs
45 Burton St, Darlinghurst.
Phaedra Danielle Baynes
Nurse Melissa Brownlow
Hippolytus Richard Hilliar
Theseus Katrina Rautenberg
Director Michael Dean
Producer Michael Dean
Design Catherine Steele
DJ Monisha Ponnaiya
Movement Rachel Weiner
Lighting Christopher Page
Assistant Director Hal Conyngham
Photography Emily Elise and Sasha Cohen
We suggest that you do not wear white or dry clean only clothing to the show. Some audience members may get a little splashed...