Ding, dong, the Sphinx is dead: Mark Antony Turnage’s Greek at ROH Linbury

Sophocles in the 1980s: Mark Antony Turnage shapes Berkoff’s contemporary East End vision of Oedipus under Thatcherism – via Tufnell Park, football crowds and a very sinister café – into opera. Music Theatre Wales’ strong production, led by Marcus Farnsworth as Eddy: the original m****rf****r.

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Music Theatre Wales’ simple set (ordinary clothes, white formica furniture, an English flag, a couple of TVs and a bottle of ketchup, enlivened by a few projections on the back wall) allows Greek to take centre stage. Read my full review on Bachtrack here

A production by Music Theatre Wales

At the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House 

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