BENEATH THE CITY WINDOWS
UPSTART THEATRE | BIRMINGHAM REP
16 - 18 JAN 2020
Beneath the City is one part of The Chorus Project, an international collaboration with theatre companies across Europe. This production is proudly made in Birmingham. Co-Funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and the Unity Theatre Trust.
Shey’s brother William died in prison, and no-one will tell her the truth about how. Aided by the ancient spirits of revenge, the terrifying Furies, she takes on the people and the systems responsible for her brother’s death. As she seeks justice, she must decide how far up the chain of command guilt lies, and how to challenge power to end a cycle of violence.
Masters of interactive theatre, Upstart Theatre present a modern-day reimagining of the ancient Greek tragedy, The Oresteia. The audience are invited to help determine where the line is between justice and revenge, in this thrilling new show made with a Citizen Chorus featuring performers from the REP’s Adult Drama Company, Young REP members, and others from across Birmingham and beyond.
Rochi Rampal |Prison Officer / Vice President / Politician
Nicole Sawyer | Shey Clarke
Despina Kourla | Edwina Turner| Gordon Elcock|John Flynn | Melanie Distin | Peter Harrison | Eddie Nelson
Eleanor Lawson | Jan Lane | Kerry Frater | Michelle Rafferty |Sharon Walcott |Denise Norton| Edward Beidas
Emma Bangham| Jane Winder| Linda Hisgett| Niamh Elcock |Toqueer Quyyam
Tom Mansfield | Director
Zodwa Nyoni | Dramaturg
Astrid Behrens| Designer
Duncan Grimley| Sound Designer
Sherry Coenen| Lighting Designer
Alex Boucher |Lighting Programmer
Claire Browne| Associate Designer Lucy Wild| Movement Director
Hannah Tookey| Producer
Emma Sampson| Executive Producer
Emily Davies| Stage Manager
Clive Meldrum, Dan Hoole & Dee Smith| Technical Support