The team behind Medea Electronica have announced its latest show will be performed as part of next year’s Vault Festival.
Running from the 8th to the 12th February, Pecho Mama have reimagined the Oedipus myth to take audiences on a unique journey to retell this tragedy.
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.
Talking about the production, 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.”
Oedipus Electronica has been written, performed and directed by Mella Faye. The creative team also includes: lighting design by Tanya Stephenson, R&D Club lighting consultancy by Matthew Button, R&D co-direction by Jo Mcinnes and intimacy and fight direction by Enric Ortuno.
To find out more and to book your tickets visit: https://vaultfestival.com/events/oedipus-electronica/