Iphigenia in Aulis Image
Produced and presented by Performance Anxiety
A nation clamours for war. The Gods command a sacrifice. One family walk the path to annihilation. With his ill-tempered military forces assembled at Aulis, Agamemnon waits anxiously for a sign from the Gods: a prophecy that will sanction his violent crusade against Troy and win glory for the Greek army. Meanwhile, the young Iphigenia stands on the verge of marriage to a famous warrior, and Clytemnestra uncovers a terrible and agonising secret...
Drawing on influences from Tim Crouch to Basil Fawlty, this is a timely British take on Euripides’ unfinished final tragedy: a bleakly comic, politically-charged, and boldly theatrical confrontation with the perils of leadership, national myth-making and the slipperiness of truth.