Oedipus Loves You

by Simon Doyle and Gavin Quinn

A new work based on and inspired by the Oedipus the King plays of Seneca and Sophocles and the writings of Sigmund Freud.

A performance looking at the historical curiosity of the Oedipus Myth and its relevance for our anxious age, and the reflection of our own fears in Oedipus’ situation. It is an exploration of the violation of taboos in our society, which we observe almost every day but are unsure of reacting to at the moment of discovery of the truth. Oedipus Loves You asks the question – are we still more interested in survival than truth, at this particular juncture of our evolutionary psychological state?

Oedipus Loves You

Directed by Gavin Quinn
Designed by Andrew Clancy
Lighting design by Aedín Cosgrove
Produced by Aoife White
Costume design by
Helen McCusker
Sound design by
Jimmy Eadie
Music by
Gordon is a Mime

Original Cast:
Derrick Devine, Gina Moxley, Ned Dennehy, Ruth Negga, and Dylan Tighe


“Wonderful”
Time Out New York ****

“…approaches the sublime… the songs are first-rate ear candy”
Variety

“Listen carefully. Go see this show. It’s the future of theatre.”
Backstage.com New York

“Oedipus Rex? Perhaps. Oedipus Rocks? Definitely”
Village Voice

“… feels like the underground talking back to the establishment.”
The Guardian

Dates

  • Work-in progress showing as part of Dublin Theatre Festival, Ireland
    2005
  • Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, Ireland (premiere)
    2006
  • High Performance Rodeo Festival, Calgary, Canada
    2007
  • Now Playing Series, Lethbridge, Canada
    2007
  • Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada
    2007
  • Timms Centre for the Arts, Edmonton, Canada
    2007
  • Recto Verso Festival, Quebec City, Canada
    2007
  • FFT, Düsseldorf, Germany
    2007
  • The Arches, Glasgow, Scotland
    2007
  • Auawirleben Festival, Berne, Switzerland
    2007
  • Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland
    2007
  • Festival Art Carnuntum, Austria
    2007
  • Das Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Germany
    2007
  • Espoo City Theatre, Helsinki, Finland
    2007
  • Euro-Scene Leipzig, Germany
    2007
  • Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, Germany
    2007
  • Riverside Studios, London, England
    2008
  • Oriental Pioneer Theatre, Beijing, China
    2008
  • Shanghai Arts Theatre, Shanghai, China
    2008
  • PS122, New York, USA
    2008
  • Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    2008
  • Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
    2008
  • Brisbane Powerhouse, Australia
    2010
  • Sydney Festival, Australia
    2010