An internationally award-winning modern retelling of an ancient myth by The Flanagan Collective and Gobbledigook Theatre – weaving a world of dive bars, side streets and ancient gods.
Join us at The Chameleon Arts Centre for this original show; told through a fusion of hair raising spoken word and original, live, soulful music, ORPHEUS sits in between spoken word poetry, an acoustic gig and a theatre show.
Dave is single and turning 30. He’s stood at the bar.
Eurydice is a tree nymph.
And Bruce Springsteen is on the jukebox.
Orpheus is an ancient story of love and loss and adventure. A story of this world and the next. Of how far we’d go for the people we love and what happens when we come back empty handed. From the depths of the underworld to the tops of the highest mountains, Orpheus is an epic tale of gods and challenges and love reimagined for the modern day. Alexander Wright and Phil Grainger transform this ancient myth in to a modern day epic about people, our relationships and what we’ll do to try and stay together. A tale of impossible, death defying love told through hair raising spoken word and soaring soul music.
‘Charming, uplifting…simple storytelling at its finest.
*.* * * Adelaide Advertiser
‘A true gem of a show who’s praise I want to sing from the rooftops’
* * * * * VoiceMag
Winner Adelaide Theatre Award (weekly)
Winner VAULT Festival Summerhall Award
Words by Alexander Wright
Music by Phil Grainger
Please note: as this venue is up a flights of stairs, unfortunately it is not fully accessible.