'A masterpiece of theatre between narration and action'
Glasgow’s acclaimed Company of Wolves re-imagines the myth of Achilles in a heart-stopping solo performance by Ewan Downie.
Achilles tells the story of the greatest hero of the Greeks during the Trojan War: how his best friend is killed by the champion of the Trojans, his desperate grief, and his terrible vengeance.
In a fusion of storytelling, dance and song, Achilles is the story of a man’s exorcism: a burning out of his vulnerability, his rage, and his humanity.
Company of Wolves’ productions are always compelling and dynamic and this production of Achilles is no exception. Powerful, thrilling and mesmerising, Ewan Downie’s performance of Homer’s larger-than-life hero, is atmospheric, thought-provoking and utterly unique.
“a fierce and enlivening spectacle”
British Theatre Guide
“a thrilling experience” The Scotsman
“recounted with muscular, visual eloquence” Sunday Herald
**** “It is a masterpiece of theatre between narration and action and an outstandingly poetic and powerful performance of Downie about the loss of humanity and simultaneously a testimony to being human” A Younger Theatre