Fenella Fielding in a role that's feeling and sensitive contrasts with Stephen Greif's character - weary of the death he has inflicted and hardened to the death he faces; he's stirred only by lust. Fielding and Greif's voices interact brilliantly in moments of contemplation rising to high drama. A night of much laughter heightened by the right measure of pathos. Come and experience tears, treachery… and just a little murder.
This show was first seen at St James Theatre in 2016. It is a stunning work written by David Stuttard. It's very speak-able English translations of stories and exchanges found in Greek poetry and drama. Fact is, darlings, in all the years that have passed since the original works were written, human nature and emotions have changed not one jot.
[Performance at City Hall, London] 'By far the most moving was the veteran actress Fenella Fielding's… [Her words] were not only almost unbearably moving, but utterly relevant to the slaughter of innocents now carrying on in Syria and Iraq.' (Harry Eyres, Financial Times 2014)
Fenella Fielding (Carry On films and 6 decades on the stage
including Valmouth and Pieces of Eight)
Stephen Greif (Blakes 7, Citizen Smith, Royal Shakespeare Co and National Theatre).