Meet the Company

Oedipus Schmoedipus by post
Thu 05 Apr 2018 5:30pm

The Theatre Royal is proud to present Oedipus Schmoedipus by post performing at the Theatre Royal 6 and 7 April.

Fed up with white men staging the deaths of white men in plays written by white men, the white ladies of post have pirated the classics to confront the great unknown. Oedipus Schmoedipus is about death: real death, fake death, and the Western theatrical canon. It’s joyful and dark, stupid and smart, hilarious and confronting.

Straddling live art, theatre and contemporary performance practices, post take being silly very seriously, and have a real commitment to innovation. Their deep irreverence for the institution of theatre and deep reverence for the magic moment of the liveness it houses has amused, bemused and probably annoyed audiences for the past ten years. post is a performance company co-directed by Mish Grigor, Natalie Rose, and Zoe Coombs Marr.

We are very pleased to provide this opportunity to meet with Mish Grigor (performer and co-director) and Shelly Lauman (performer) to discuss how this production was written and developed. 

Facilitator: Robert Jarman

'Oedipus Schmoedipus pushes towards some fundamental truth about why we watch theatre at all, staving off our own mortality with a moment of togetherness.'
REBECC HARKINS-CROSS, THE AGE
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