The Love of the Nightingale

Wed 25th – Sat 28th Nov 2015

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“"You wanted something and you took it, that is not love."”

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SUMMARY

‘The Love of the Nightingale’ by Timblerlake Wertenbaker, is a feminist rewriting of the Ancient Greek myth of the rape of Philomele.

The story is undoubtedly tragic; it follows the encounters of two sisters, Philomele and Procne, with Tereus, King of Thrace. Procne is given to Tereus in marriage but soon finds that life in Thrace is insufferable without her sister. So Tereus returns to Athens to bring Philomele back. It becomes rapidly clear to everyone but the sisters that Philomele is in danger. The events which follow are painful, shocking and unjust. It is a play laden with emotion and drama.

Wertenbaker combines ancient myth with modern thought to create a brilliantly original play. With a female-heavy cast and parts not assigned by gender, HATS production aims to extend this baffling and challenging originality to set the text even more firmly in its feminism.

Admission: £5

Homerton Auditorium

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