Company of Wolves re-imagines the myth of Achilles in a heart-stopping solo performance by Ewan Downie.
Achilles tells the story of the greatest hero of the Greeks during the Trojan War: how his best friend is killed by the champion of the Trojans, his desperate grief, and his terrible vengeance. In a fusion of storytelling, dance and song, Achilles is the story of a man’s exorcism: a burning out of his vulnerability, his rage, and his humanity.
Achilles premieres on the second day of Platform’s Eastern Promise Festival, Saturday 7 October 2017, 5pm, alongside RM Hubbert, Leyla Josephine, and Sexual Objects. Check out the full festival line-up here.
Future performances of Achilles to be announced at Citizens Theatre and manipulate Visual Theatre Festival in January 2018.
A return bus will leave Mono, King Street each night:
6pm on Friday 6 October
4.30pm on Saturday 7 October.
£5 return each day.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space
- Created and Performed by:
- Ewan Downie
- Ian Spink
- Voice work:
- Kristin Linklater
- Set and Costume Design:
- Ana Ines Jabares-Pita
- Lighting Design:
- Alberto Santos-Bellido
- Dramaturgy and Music:
- Anna Porubcansky
Supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland
In association with Platform, Dance House, and Citizens Theatre
This performance will be part of manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2018 produced by Puppet Animation Scotland.
Early development for this project was carried out in 2015-16 with support from Dance Base, Citizens Theatre and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.