By Gary Owen
Directed by Rachel O'Riordan
With Sophie Melville
Stumbling down Clifton Street at 11:30am drunk, Effie is the kind of girl you'd avoid eye contact with, silently passing judgement. We think we know her, but we don't know the half of it. Effie's life spirals through a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day - till one night gives her the chance to be something more. Effie will break your heart.
Inspired by the enduring Greek myth, this urgent new play drives home the high price people pay for society's shortcomings. This critically acclaimed and award-winning new play makes its debut in New York following performances at the National Theatre, London.
Sherman Theatre makes and curates exciting theater for Cardiff audiences. They develop and nurture the work of Welsh and Wales based artists. They generate opportunities for the citizens of Cardiff to connect with theater through relevant, inspiring, and visionary engagement.
Read more at: http://www.shermantheatre.co.uk
"A fast and furious production"
"Ms. Melville projects a presence so electric that she could be powering the strip lighting." - The New York Times, Critic's Pick!
"There's one performance to see this spring and it isn't on Broadway...Sophie Melville captivates in an eviscerating, powerful performance" - Theater Pizzazz
"A nuanced and multilayered performance." - Theatermania
"Sophie Melville is stunning...a gripping, must-see play" - Broadway World
"Captivating...a dangerous and edgy performance that feels completely raw and powerful. And epic in a way." - FrontMezzJunkies
"A bravura performance by a superb actress" - A Seat on the Aisle
★★★★★ "This is perfect theatre: intelligent, moving, and horribly relevant...Rachel O'Riordan's superlative production never once lets it drop the pace...it feels like the start of a revolution." - The Guardian
"Sharply written, keenly performed, and astutely directed" - Financial Times