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16 - 18 JAN 2020

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.




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.



Rochi Rampal |Prison Officer / Vice President / Politician       Nicole Sawyer | Shey Clarke

Citizen Chorus

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

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