A modern translation of Racine’s Berenice is playing at East London’s The Space until Sunday.
Racine’s masterpiece about a tragic love triangle is timeless portrayal of ill-fated passion.
This daring modern adaptation, with original music and an immersive design, reimagines Racine’s classic in a world of ever-present media and manipulative spin doctors.
Dreamcatcher Theatre’s production, translated by Fay Lomas, stars Alisa Joy, Ally Manson, Matthew Milner and Jessica Tomlinson.
It is set in 2050 when a brutal civil war has destroyed both the royal family and democracy.
The United Republic is ruled by a Supreme President, Titus but, in a world where any relationship with royalty is political suicide, Titus finds himself in love with Berenice, a foreign queen.
Trapped between the two lovers is Antiochus, best friend and ally to both – and secretly in love with Berenice.
Dreamcatcher Theatre is a new company dedicated to creating fresh, creative interpretations of classics, particularly French classics.
Berenice is playing at The Space, West Ferry Road , London, until Sunday.