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Oedipus Schmoedipus

March 18 - March 28


A comic bloodbath about a fate that none of us can escape.

Oedipus Schmoedipus is a joyful, dark, irreverent, hilarious and confronting performance about death: real death, fake death, and death as portrayed in the world’s great theatre classics.

This irreverent work from provocative Australian collective post (Zoë Coombs MarrMish Grigor & Natalie Rose) piles up classic dramatic death scenes into an engaging spectacle of glee-ridden blood and gore. Starring Mish Grigor and Shelly Lauman, who resurrect again and again through multiple murders, suicides and accidents.

For Asia TOPA 2020, productions of the work in English and Cantonese (featuring ManMan Kwok and Man Sui Hing) are performed over two weeks. For each show’s mammoth bloodbath, a cast of 25 local volunteers is invited to join in the comic lament and slaughter.

Straddling live art, theatre and contemporary performance, Oedipus Schmoedipus has had audiences around the world in stitches and in tears. It’s a democratic theatrical extravaganza 2,500 years in the making.


澳洲藝術團體post (Mish Grigor, Zoë Coombs Marr 和Natalie Rose) 共同創作的《伊狄帕斯·豬亦拍屍》,在台上互相廝殺,將經典戲劇「起死回生」,運用大量經典劇中關於死亡的台詞、情節和象徵意義串連成一個嶄新好玩的演出。

此劇英語版 (由Mish Grigor 和Shelly Lauman 領演), 和粵語版 (由香港話劇團演員文瑞興和郭靜雯領演) 會分別在兩週內先後在2020年的亞太表演藝術三年展(Asia TOPA)上演。





March 18
March 28
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Union House Theatre
03 8344 6975

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