Ladies and Gentlemen, girls and boys, step right up to see the magic, the mystery, the daring and danger, as SURCAS presents: Orpheus!
Orpheus is a contemporary circus show retelling the Ancient Greek tragic myth, ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’. Orpheus loves Eurydice, but on the day of their wedding she dies. Desolate, Orpheus travels to the Underworld to win her back. Along the way he must overcome the Ferryman, three-headed Cerberus, and the ghostly Shades, finally challenging the God of Death, Hades himself. But can he challenge Fate?
Showcasing the many talents of SURCAS, the Sydney University Recreational and Circus Arts Society, it includes acrobalance, aerials, diabolo, hooping, juggling, poi, rope dart, and more. Sure to be a spectacular night of entertainment for young and old alike, with only four performances in a professional Big Top – come join the circus for Orpheus.
Written by Sarah Whillier
Directed by Sarah Whillier and Madeleine Kon
Produced by Jessica Watson Miller
Music Direction by Olga Solar
Orpheus – Benjamin Clowes
Eurydice – Claire Reincastle
Hades – Matt Anderson
Persephone – Jess Bloom
Erinyes – Odette Carroll, Mitch North
Hermes – David Abreu
Ferryman/Fates – Jonathon Turley
Cerberus – Jess Turner, Patrick Adderley, Cyril Tang
Forcefield – Michael Hendriksen
Snake – Daniel Clarke
Revellers/Shades – Jess Saunders, Juliette Harley
Thursday August 15th – 7:30pm
Friday August 16th – 7:30pm
Saturday August 17th – 5pm & 8pm
The Big Top on the Front Lawns, University of Sydney
Check out the photos of the show in our Gallery!