The Sherman Theatre Production of
IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT
by Gary Owen
with Sophie Melville
Part of Brits Off Broadway at 59 East 59, May 9-June 4, 2017. Tickets on sale February 21, 2017
Winner of the UK Theatre Award for Best New Play in 2015 and the James Tait Black Prize for Drama in 2016
Stumbling down Clifton Street at 11:30 a.m. drunk, Effie is the kind of girl you'd avoid eye contact with, silently passing judgement. We think we know her, but we don't know the half of it. Effie's life spirals through a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day - till one night gives her the chance to be something more.
This powerful new adaptation of the enduring Greek myth drives home the high price people pay for society’s shortcomings.
'A furious piece; a tirade against welfare cuts piling up on the poor... Because Owen's writing about the unexpected turns that take one's life, there's no guessing where his play's going. His plot swerves like a getaway car. Just when you think you're watching one kind of play, it becomes another... Crushing.' What's On Stage ★★★★★
‘The most shattering, angry call for immediate revolt that you will see on stage this year... By any measure going, this is perfect theatre: intelligent, moving, and horribly, horribly relevant. Most of all, though, in those final moments, it feels like the start of a revolution.’ Andrew Haydon, Guardian ★★★★★
'tense and moving... it shakes you violently and then pummels your heart.' Telegraph ★★★★★
February 14, 2017: Sherman Theatre Undertakes Its First Major International Engagments >>
"Following hugely successful performances across the UK, Sherman Theatre will share Gary Owen’s award-winning play Iphigenia in Splott with audiences in Berlin and New York this spring."