WOUND | Part of THE GREEKS season

MA Acting

  • Fri 21 - Thu 27 Jun 24


  • Corbett Theatre, Loughton

    Corbett Theatre

  • Event type

    Student Production

  • Contact details

    Corbett Theatre Box Office
    020 8418 7350

"Each one of us must live the life God gives him; It cannot be shirked; but there is no excuse, nor pity, for those who choose to cling to suffering and hardship of their own making, as you would do."

Abandoned by his friends because of his stinking wound, Philoctetes stands for all of us who have been abandoned for our unbearable stench. Whatever our stench was - perhaps a catastrophic grief causing the whiff of death to cling ever about us, or an untold secret that kept us drenched in the odour of shame, we have endured isolation born of others' disgust.

Philoctetes' story tells us we heal only in relationship with others; the compassionate friend who will not turn away but tell us the hard truths we need to hear. Connection is all as we journey to wholeness...music too...and jokes...and hope!

Based on the myth of Philoctetes, Wound is one of three new plays
performed as part of the The Greeks (MA Acting Season, 2024).

WOUND | Part of THE GREEKS season

21 Jun: 7pm | 25 Jun: 2pm | 27 Jun: 7pm

Written by the Company
Directed by Andrea Brooks

Content Warning: Assisted dying, suicide, self-harm, nudity, scenes of a sexual nature, references to addiction, trauma, language which some may find offensive
Age Recommendation: 16+

To book industry tickets, please contact the Box Office at corbett@essex.ac.uk