DAUGHTERS OF ATTICA
Taken from the ancient classic, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, this is the tale of Procne and Philomela. Like many Greek/Roman inspired myths, this has grand vengeance and violence at its heart. A physical tale, where the Chorus is turned into The Furies. Daughters of Attica was first seen at Diorama Arts, in London, in 1995.
Since then it has been used by older youth theatres and experimental adult groups to explore Greek Tragedy and physical ensemble theatre.
Best performed by: Adults or older teens
Suitable for classroom script reading? Yes
Audience Age best for: 14 to adult
Curriculum benefits: Drama, English, Latin,
Running Time: 75 mins, best without an interval, but can have a short one.
Cast: 2 male, 2 female, 3 either gender
Sound & Light: Pre recorded or live. Benefits from good lighting effects.
Singing and Dancing: One small dance. Opportunity for more. Very physical performances.
Set: Complex or Simple.
Costume, Hair and Make up: Can be Greek/Roman inspired or modern or something else entirely