The ancient myths of the Kingdom of Thebes, re-told by Scotland’s foremost poet/dramatist.
Following her award-winning Medea (Scottish Book of the Year 2001), Liz Lochhead revisits the Greek classics in a startlingly timely re-telling of the stories of Oedipus, Jokasta and Antigone.
Liz Lochhead’s Thebans was first performed at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, in August 2003, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
‘An impressive and sometimes thrilling achievement… a spine-tingling sense of deep connection with the work of dramatists who died more than two millennia ago’
‘For anyone not familiar with these tales, this adaptation is a good place to start’