Presented by The Hive Collective and Metro Arts
By Jada Alberts and Anne-Louise Sarks | Directed by Heather Fairbairn
Love, justice and revenge. Ancient Greek tragedy collides with a very modern royal family in this showdown for the ages.
Born to a household mired in murder and bloodshed, Elektra is really not okay. Seething with anger and vengeance, she blasts her music louder and waits impatiently for her brother Orestes to return from exile. Knowing that when he does, the walls of this house will shake.
Elektra sent Orestes into exile when he was just 11. He was the next in line for her father’s throne. Nine years later he has come of age. Now he’s on way to join Elektra and take the ultimate revenge. There will be blood.
Alberts and Sarks’ visceral and contemporary adaptation lays open the devastating legacy of trauma on future generations, in a stunning spectacle of retribution, love, justice and power.
★★★★ “This is how all Greek tragedies should be performed. …fast and furious, packing the Sophoclean epic into just one hour.”
7:30pm, Wed 3 – Sat 13 Mar, 2021
New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End
General Admission $42 + booking fee
Concession $35 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $35 + booking fee
Preview Wed 3 Mar $35 + booking fee
Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased
Approximately 70 minutes. No interval.
AGES + WARNINGS
Suitable for ages 15+. May contain coarse language, loud noises, depictions of violence, depictions of death or dying, and replica firearms. Please note – a lockout period applies. Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.
Image by Stephen Henry
The Hive Collective’s 2021 season is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and through the Creative Sparks Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane
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