Beautiful Evil Things

Author(s): Deborah Pugh and George Mann
Company: Ad Infinitum
Running time: 1h 10min approx

What if there was another take on the Trojan War you’d never heard?

Enter Medusa: she was there. Monstrous gorgon? Snakes for hair? A turn-to-stone glare? Perhaps. But she was there—as a bodiless head strapped to the shield of a goddess.

In forgotten and alternative stories about them, Iphigenia wasn’t the first child of Clytemnestra to be murdered by Agamemnon, Cassandra’s abilities were learned rather than god-given, Amazonian Queen Penthesilea wasn’t killed by Achilles, and Medusa was a protector of the ancient world.

Beautiful Evil Things asks why the versions of the stories we know about these women are the most damning ones.

Performances

The Civic, Barnsley

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