Salome in Athens, Oct 30 - Nov 4, 2013
Salome by Oscar Wilde.
Produced by TheatreLab Company
Directed by Anastasia Revi. Protected content
A site- specific production with live music and strong imagery. The Production: A forbidden play. An eccentric story. An irresistible journey. King Herod’s birthday party becomes uncanny when the red thread of desire and revenge starts to unfold within the seducing, erotic and decadent atmosphere of the Protected content Art Nouveau in which the play takes place. Princess Salome, the spoiled, petulant girl with a deadly temper and seductive charm; her lustful stepfather, King Herod; her sexual, envious mother Queen Herodias; the beauty and the words of a prophet; unfulfilled love; the kiss and the moon turn lustfully around the famous scandalous dance of the seven veils. Salome dances for her stepfather, asking in exchange for the head of prophet Iokannan. Even though on a silver platter his head, Salome finally tastes the kiss that she so much desired. The production depicts with dark sarcasm and charm the extremities of desire that the genius Oscar Wilde so beautifully portrayed. Director and actors creatively play with the hidden beauty of decadence and cast a spell on the audience. Spectators in turn become the guests of the elite party, savouring wine and canapés. This production was presented in December Protected content the Victorian building of The Old Cholmeley’s Boys Club, in East London and was sold out.