Saturday 8th June



    sing goddess
    sing the rage of achilles
    that sent to darkness so many
    souls and glazed their eyes in death
    that made their bodies carrion
    for the birds and dogs to tear
    their families wait forever for their coming home

    Glasgow’s acclaimed 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.

    Company of Wolves is Scotland’s only laboratory theatre company, led by Ewan Downie and Anna Porubcansky. We make performance by experiment, using elements of theatre, dance, music and improvisation to craft unique and compelling pieces that speak directly to the times in which we live.


    Creative Team//
    Created & Performed by Ewan Downie
    Directed by Ian Spink
    Set & Costume Design: Ana Ines Jabares-Pita
    Lighting Design: Alberto Santos-Bellido
    Dramaturgy & Music: Anna Porubcansky


    Supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland
    in association with Cumbernauld Theatre, Platform, Dance House, and Citizens Theatre

    This performance was part of manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2018 produced by Puppet Animation Scotland.

    Image Credit: Brian Hartley @stillmotionarts



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