'First up, a democratic theatrical extravaganza two-and-a-half-thousand years in the making. Take several hundred of the greatest plays of all time, pick out the death scenes, mix them together (in a cunning and clever way) and then – well that’s a surprise…
'Oedipus Schmoedipus is a great big festival of shuffling-off-the-mortal-coil from Australia’s silliest/smartest theatre bunch: post. Their work is joyful and dark, stupid and smart, down-home and OTT. Oedipus Schmoedipus is their bid for theatre history – either to join it, or wreck it.
'Fed up with white men staging the deaths of white men in plays written by white men, the white ladies from post have pirated the theatrical canon and turned over the juiciest stuff to seven hundred – that’s right, seven hundred! – collaborators. Death: it belongs to everyone! (Source: Belvoir website)
Presented by post and Belvoir in association with Sydney Festival : 9 January - 2 February 2014.
Dramaturg: Anne-Louise Sarks.
Composer and Sound Designer: James Brown.
Cast including Zoe Coombs Marr and Mish Grigor.