SYDNEY FESTIVAL AND BELVOIR IN ASSOCIATION WITH CARRIAGEWORKS PRESENT
ORIGINALLY CREATED BY THE HAYLOFT PROJECT
It is the most infamous of all the ancients – the story of the deposed king whose sons were slaughtered and served to him by his brother in a feast.
The Hayloft Project stunned audiences with this brilliant re-imagining at Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre in 2010. Their starting point: THESE MYTHS ARE REAL. The action of the show, much like our lives, takes place in the banalities and ordinarinesses between atrocities.
Featuring three extraordinary performances, the result is truly groundbreaking – gentle, disturbing, funny, beautiful and chilling in 90 minutes. Sydney Festival and Belvoir head to Carriageworks with this dangerously smart excavation of our ancient urges towards love and destruction.
Co-written by Thomas Henning, Chris Ryan, Simon Stone and Mark Winter after Seneca.
Directed by Simon Stone.
Originally created by The Hayloft Project
A Malthouse Melbourne Commission
Thyestes contains nudity, strong sexual themes, violent references and very coarse language. It is not recommended for people under 18.
Duration: 90 mins
15 JAN–19 FEB
Tickets from $42
5pm Sunday 15 January
8pm Tuesday 17 January
8pm Wednesday 18 January
2pm Wednesday Matinees
2pm Wednesday 25 January
2pm Wednesday 1 February
Wednesday to Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm and 8pm
Full price $62
Seniors (excluding Fri/Sat evenings) $52
Groups of 10+ $52
Student Rush $29