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Radical retelling Oedipus Electronica to premiere at VAULT Festival

Odeipus Electronica lead press image Credits Photographer Penelope Gwen Graphic Design Harry Neal
Odeipus Electronica. Photographer Penelope Gwen; Graphic Design Harry Neal

A “radical and electrifying” retelling of the Greek myth of Oedipus will premiere at VAULT Festival.

Oedipus Electronica will run at The Vaults (Forge) from 8 – 12 February 2022.

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The piece, from Pecho Mama who were previously behind Medea Electronica, will take audiences on a relentless white-knuckle ride through ecstasy and devastation with mythology’s ultimate love triangle.

Pecho Mama’s powerhouse production for our times tells Jocasta’s story and marries London’s domestic grit with searing live Electronica. Set in current day, Jocasta is undergoing IVF; on stage, she exorcises her demons by sharing her horrific story of violence, loss and sex.

This gritty musical has finely crafted audio and lighting design in a hugely technical and ambitious production brought to life by theatre makers and musicians Mella Faye, Don Bird and Alex Stanford.

Tickets priced from £17 are available online from vaultfestival.com/events/oedipus electronica

Mella Faye, Artistic Director of Pecho Mama said: “Oedipus has all the ingredients we wanted; passion, fire, love, loss, and an unspeakable act of human nature. Motherhood is a huge theme for us again and this is Oedipus told from Jocasta’s point of view. In theatre you can be at your most dangerous, and play with the deepest taboos.

“This is Oedipus for our generation and we don’t hold back from going all the way. It’s savage, raw, vulnerable and godly. Every moment of the story, performance and music is finely crafted to deliver unrelenting emotional impact.”

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