Photo: Jorge Sanchez

“Oedipus Schmoedipus pushes towards some fundamental truth about why we watch theatre at all, staving off our own mortality with a moment of togetherness.”
— Sydney Morning Herald

Synopsis

A comic bloodbath about a fate that none of us can escape

Oedipus Schmoedipus is a joyful, dark, irreverent, hilarious and confronting performance about death: real death, fake death, and death as portrayed in world’s great theatre classics.

Resurrecting multiple murders and suicides, Zoë Coombs Marr and Mish Grigor – from the provocative Australian collective post – pile up classic dramatic death scenes into an accessible, fun-filled, engaging new spectacle with plenty of blood and gore. For each performance’s mammoth bloodbath, the two artists enlist HKRep actors ManMan Kwok and Man Sui Hing and a cast of 25 local volunteers to join them in the comic lament and slaughter.

Straddling live art, theatre and contemporary performance, Oedipus Schmoedipus has had audiences around the world in stitches and in tears. Cunningly and cleverly carried off, Oedipus Schmoedipus is a democratic theatrical extravaganza 2,500 years in the making. If you would like to try out your skills in the art of dying on stage, apply now to join us!

Programme Details

Date & Time:
26*, 27, 29 October 2018 (Friday, Saturday & Monday) 8:00pm
27 October 2018 (Saturday) 4:00pm
28 October 2018 (Sunday) 5:00pm

*With post-performance talk

Venue:
HKRep Black Box (8/F, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong)

Language:
Presented in Cantonese with English surtitles 

Tickets:
$300 (Free seating)

  • Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above and full-time students (limited discount tickets available on a first come, first served basis), as well as people with disabilities and their accompanying minders.
  • 15% discount for HKRep Pals.

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Tickets now available at URBTIX
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Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Ticketing Enquiries: (852) 3761 6661
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This programme contains scenes of violence, strong lighting effects and strong language
Recommended for ages 12 and above
Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes without intermission
No admission for latecomers
Please contact HKRep before purchasing tickets if wheelchair seats are required (Tel: (852) 3103 5900)

Artistic & Production Teams

Playwrights: post (Zoë Coombs Marr, Mish Grigor and& Natalie Rose) after Aeschylus, Anon, Barrie, Behn, Boucicault, Büchner, Chekhov, Euripides, Gogol, Goldsmith, Gorky, Hugo, Ibsen, Jonson, Marlowe, Mayakovsky, Molière, Pirandello, Plautus, Racine, Seneca, Shakespeare, and many, many more
Translation & Adaptation (HK): Pat To Yan
Directors: Zoë Coombs Marr & Mish Grigor
Cast: ManMan Kwok, Man Sui Hing & 25 local volunteers per performance date
Original Composer & Sound Designer: James Brown
Sound Designer (HK)Wan San Hong
Set & Costume Designer: Robert Cousins
Original Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall & Ross Graham
Lighting Designer (HK): Mousey Tse
Dramaturg: Anne-Louise Sarks
Original Fight Director: Scott Witt
Fight Director (HK)Guthrie Yip

Co-commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne and Asia TOPA

Co-produced with Intimate Spectacle

Intimate Spectacle is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts

Adverse weather arrangements
Changes will be announced here if typhoon signal no.8 or above is in force.

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