Wrath of Achilles

The Trojan War rages. 

As the Greek army throws themselves against Troy’s impenetrable walls, three desperate lives are woven together by the Fates.

A godlike warrior; his devoted companion; an enslaved queen. The three find a kindred spirit amongst the bloodshed, unaware that the choices they make will shape the course of ancient history.

Bedivere Arts’ new adaptation of Homer’s Iliad, complete with a cinematic original score by acclaimed composer George Jennings, explores modern ideas of masculinity and gender.  

Performances

Venue
Greensides, Edinburgh
Dates
to
Box Office
0131 226 0000

Cast

Achilles
Artemis
Ares/Understudy Achilles
Patroclus
Briseis
Aphrodite
Thetis
Understudy Ares

Creative/Technical Team

Writer
Director
Composer
Costume Designer
Associate Director

Reviews

The tensions between the four are vividly
brought to life; Achilles’ warrior-like actions
and the contradictions of his violent
behaviours and his philosophical outlook
on life and war, plus his homoerotic
relationship with Patroclus, are brought out
in a startlingly vivid and shape-shifting
performance by Michael Ayiotis. The women
here are not the voiceless chattels of the
original, but are rightly vocal in a very modern
way about their status as mere prizes of war
to be quarrelled over by the men.

Bath Echo