A contemporary retelling of classical Greek plays from women's perspectives is coming to the Rose Theatre in Kingston.

An original Rose Theatre production, The Seven Pomegranate Seeds will see the women of Ancient Greek playwright Euripides dropped into modern settings that feature an "unexpected fusion of celebrity, inappropriate desires, historical police investigations and missing children".

Persephone, Hypsipyle, Medea, Alcestis, Phaedra, Creusa and Demer all feature, according to the Rose.

Among the stories retold in the play will be that of Medea, the wife of Jason who turned to violence after he left her for another woman. The tale of Demeter, who searched for her abducted daughter, will also be examined.

Surrey Comet:

"From the director of My Brilliant Friend (National Theatre transfer, 2019) and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (West End transfer, 2019) comes the world premiere of Colin Teevan’s The Seven Pomegranate Seeds. Seven contemporary stories grounded in prominent, mythical origins... A severed maternal bond threads each story together, charting a journey through rage and redemption, towards a compelling conclusion," a blurb previewing the play reads on the Rose Theatre website.

Starring in the production are Niamh Cusack (My Brilliant Friend) and Shannon Hayes (Ted Lasso Series 1 and 2).

The Seven Pomegranate Seeds runs at the Rose Theatre November 4-November 20. Click here for more information.

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