The myth of Prometheus is complicated, it is said he crafted humans from clay, in his own perfect image, that he stole fire from Zeus himself and gave it to the mortals, who were punished by Zeus with the creation of Pandora.
For someone whose name means ‘Forethinker’ he didn’t really use that to his advantage, did he? Perhaps, a theatre company, unravel the myth of Prometheus in their poignant performance by the same name. This theatre production is a hidden gem of FRINGE WORLD Festival, meaty and profound.
In the intimate surroundings of DADAA theatre, three actors, plus an acoustic guitarist and singer weave poetry, music and movement into an unmissable performance. More than just a modern retelling of the myth of one of the most famous titans of Greek mythology, prometheus forces you to examine your relationship to your body, to fire, to your voice, to life itself. Watching this performance was like being cracked open, blood and bone and fat spilling out of me. There were tears, snaps of fingers and cheers as the performers filled the stage with their presence and emotionally brutal words and depictions.
Split into three acts, with the actors breaking the fourth wall whilst they set up for the next act asking the crowd questions about how we felt about the characters, prometheus is intimate, deeply personal and thought-provoking. You’ll find yourself ruminating on this for hours if not days and encouraging your friends and family to see it in the nights that follow. With a limited season, and selling out multiple nights, get your tickets now. Or risk being nailed to a mountain, an eagle eating your ever-regenerating liver. IYKYK.