Orpheus [Sydney University Recreational Circus Arts Society]

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WHEN: 15th – 17th August [7.30pm / 5pm / 8pm]
WHERE:  The Big Top on the Front Lawns, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, 2006
COST: $12 ACCESS / $18 Conc / $21 Adult
MORE INFO:  www.orpheus.brownpapertickets.com  |  www.surcas.org/orpheus  |   www.facebook.com



SURCAS’s latest production, Orpheus, is a contemporary circus show retelling the Ancient Greek tragic myth, ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’. The show promises to provide an entertaining twist on the ancient myth in a Big Top show featuring acrobalance, aerials, diabolo, hooping, juggling, poi, rope dart, and more.

The story follows Orpheus, who loves Eurydice, but on the day of their wedding she dies. Desolate, Orpheus travels to the Underworld to win her back, even challenging Hades, God of Death. But can he challenge Fate?


Written by Sarah Whillier
Directed by Sarah Whillier and Madeleine Kon
Produced by Jessica Watson Miller
Music Direction by Olga Solar

Orpheus – Benjamin Clowes
Eurydice – Claire Reincastle
Hades – Matt Anderson
Persephone – Jess Bloom
Erinyes – Odette Carroll, Mitch North
Hermes – David Abreu
Ferryman/Fates – Jonathon Turley
Cerberus – Jess Turner, Patrick Adderley, Cyril Tang
Forcefield – Michael Hendriksen
Snake – Daniel Clarke
Revellers/Shades – Jess Saunders, Juliette Harley

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