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OEDIPUSSY – Boobs, Sphinx-sters and Melodrama



Spymonkey teams up with Royal & Derngate in the campest version of a Greek tragedy ever. Taking as its starting point the tragedy of Oedipus, who discovers his new wife is actually his mother, Oedipussy is an hilarious romp through destiny, self-fulfilling prophecies, saxophones and incest. Influences include Barbarella, Flash Gordon and Rocky Horror, it seems. Emma Rice and Carl Groce’s script zings and sparkles, full of quintessentially British physical comedy and musical numbers to have you in stitches.



 Tour dates:


10 – 21 April, Lyric Hammersmith London


24 – 25 April, Corn Exchange Newbury


27 – 28 April, Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff


1 – 5 May, Nuffield Southampton


7 – 9 May, Hall for Cornwall Truro


14 – 16 May, Theatre Royal, Brighton Festival



 Photo: Johan Perrson