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.
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.