The Phoenician WomenAutumn 2007: Euripides’ The Phoenician Women

adapted by Mark Oldknow

“impressive adaptation”
“excellent production”
- Buckinghamshire Advertiser See the full review

Mark Oldknow returned to his second passion, Greek Tragedy, with one of the most extraordinary reworkings of Sophocles’ Oedipus Trilogy.

Thebes stands on the brink of war as Eteocles and Polyneices, Oedipus’ two sons, stand prepared to wrest control of the city. Oedipus, haunted by his past, stands in silence as his Mother Jocasta struggles to bring her sons to a peaceful resolution.

The futility of war is brought sharply and intelligently into focus in Euripides wonderful narrative. As is to be expected from Wycombe Swan’s resident company, an exhilarating evening full of visual flair was guaranteed.

See the pre-show article from Freetime in the Bucks Free Press


Here are the nearly 200 photographs I took at the penultimate and dress rehearsals. There are three sizes available: a page of thumbnails which lead to a larger version which in turn will lead to a version which will probably fill your screen. The original 7 mega-pixel originals are available too: please use the envelope link at the foot of the page to ask me - with the precise URL of the smaller version please.

Here is a screen-resolution copy of the programme. For a printer-resolution version please contact me. T.
27 - 29 September 2007 Thu-Sat 7.30pm
Thur 1 pm
The Phoenician Women Euripides
Wycombe Swan
Wycombe Swan
Town Hall
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