THE BUNKER: MORGANA AND AGAMEMNON Comes to Southwark Playhouse, Now thru Sept 21
Morgana and Agamemnon, part of The Bunker Trilogy, come to London's Southwark Playhouse directly from an Edinburgh Festival run, for a four week run in an immersive experience from the producer of Belt Up Theatre. The Bunker Trilogy is written by Jamie Wilkes. The productions will be directed by Jethro Compton. Previews from tonight, 28 August 2013. Press night Friday, 30 August 2013 at 7.30pm. Full run: 28 August - 21 September 2013.
Enter the trenches of World War One.
Morgana is inspired by the Arthurian Legend. On the reserve lines in France, three young soldiers in search of distraction and delight find more than they bargained for in the beautiful, mysterious and mysticAl Morgana Le Fay. As time passes with stories of adventures and battles lost and won, a dark and mysterious power haunts the trenches taunting the brave knights with thoughts of home, of their schooldays, of the girls and lives they've left behind - for King and country.
Agamemnon is an intense re-imagining of the Ancient Greek Legend. Journey into the delusions of a shell shocked solider who is devastated by war, cut off from help and convinced of a plot to bring him down. Bloodied and wounded he dreams of his return to England. As the darkness descends and the enemy mounts its final attack, only one thought haunts Agamemnon, 'What is there to live for?'
The Bunker is an immersive reimagining of classic legends, rediscovered in a dugout at the heart of the Great War. From acclaimed writer Jamie Wilkes (Belt Up Theatre's The Tartuffe and Metamorphosis), composer Jonny Sims (assistant composer on BBC's Merlin) and director and producer Jethro Compton (Belt Up Theatre's The Boy James, Outland and Macbeth).
The Bunker Trilogy plays at C Nova, as part of the Edinburgh Festival, from 31 July to 26 August 2013. More details at www.thebunkertrilogy.com.
Writer Jamie Wilkes is one of the founding members and Co-Artistic directors of Belt Up Theatre. For the company he has written a number of highly acclaimed productions including The Tartuffe which was performed at Southwark Playhouse in 2009. His other writing credits for Belt Up include, Women of Troy,Metamorphosis and Atrium which featured in Southwark's autumn season in 2010.
Director and Producer Jethro Compton is Producer and Co-Artistic Director of Belt Up Theatre with whom he has produced dozens of projects over the past five years including their critically acclaimed 2010, 2011 & 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Seasons featuring The Boy James, Outland and A Little Princess (which he also adapted for the stage). He has co-produced a number of London runs of Belt Up Theatre's work includingMacbeth in the House of Detention in London in 2011 and 2012, The Boy James in London in January 2012, and its transfer, alongside Outland, to the Adelaide Fringe Festival, South Australia. In 2011 he became Associate Producer of Southwark Playhouse.
Southwark Playhouse is located at 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD. Nearest Tube: Borough / Elephant and Castle. Performances of THE BUNKER: MORGANA AND AGAMEMNON run 28 August - 21 September 2013, Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm and Saturday matinees at 3pm. For more information, visit www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk (24 HOURS/NO BOOKING FEES) or call 020 7407 0234 (NO BOOKING FEES). Ticket Prices: Previews £10; £16, £14 (conc.) Concessions. Disabled people can bring one companion free of charge.