A brand new one-woman show which mixes modern life with Greek myth, After Aulis, is currently on at The Attic Theatre in Stratford until Saturday (2.30pm and 7.30pm). It is written by new talent Rowena Cooper and performed by Emmeline Braefield, a familiar face to regular Attic Theatre fans.
A dark comedy based on an Ancient Greek tragedy, After Aulis is an “extremely encapsulating” one-woman show story of sex, selflessness and stilettos. Be warned — heroine Nia is explicit, and a bit mean… and she rhymes a lot.
Emmeline Braefield, who has been performing in film and theatre nationwide for almost a decade, is getting ready to meet life’s most difficult questions like an Amazonian warrior — wearing heels.
“This production, which is a cross between Fleabag and Greek tragedy, is going to be the greatest challenge of my career so far,” Emmeline says, “and I can’t wait!”
Rowena Cooper graduated from the University of London with a masters in classice and turned her hand to writing a couple of years ago. In After Aulis, Rowena has blended her love of ancient mythology and poetry to create a modern heroine that audiences can identify with. She explains her inspiration: “I struggled to connect with the original character of Iphigenia, she was just so pure and selfless. So Nia stepped in, who is flawed in so many ways and yet you love her.”
Tickets cost £10 and £8 and can be bought online at www.theattictheatre.co.uk or by calling the box office on 07952 819557.