Text: Simon Doyle & Gavin Quinn, Director: Gavin Quinn, Lighting Design: Aedin Cosgrove, Set Design: Andrew Clancy, Music: Gordon is a Mime, Cast: Aoife Duffin, Gina
Moxley, Bush Moukarzel, Ned Dennehy, Dylan Tighe
“The members of the doomed house of Oedipus have thrown together their own garage band. It’s part of a family therapy project, which they sorely need, and nobody’s quite in control. But, you know, they sound pretty good, especially considering that the lead vocalist has just gouged out his eyes, and the chief backup singer is dead.” New York Times
“Wonderful” Time Out New York ****
“…Excellent! A breath of fresh air for connoisseurs of theatre.” New York Times *****
“…approaches the sublime… the songs are first-rate ear candy” Variety
“Listen carefully. Go see this show. It’s the future of theatre.” Backstage.com New York
“Oedipus Rex? Perhaps. Oedipus Rocks? Definitely” Village Voice
“If you are easily offended or mildly faint hearted perhaps skip the first five minutes.” The Irish Catholic
“…theatre so good you’ll gouge your eyes out” FWD Calgary
“…Sophocles meets the Royle Family” Glasgow Herald
“Sex, music and muesli” Rheinische Post
“well worth the tinnitus and the hangover” Neue Ruhr Zeitung
“In Oedipus Loves You... it is the director, Gavin Quinn, who is God… wickedly funny”
“…Jerry Springer moments, rock music and mutilation.” The Guardian
“Ned Dennehy’s Sphinx is worthy of an Aphex Twin video” Irish Independent
“This is a sensational new take on an ancient story, full of bleak postmodern insight into the impact of power and wealth on family relationships, featuring a brilliantly poised and witty Irish A-list cast.” The Scotsman
Directed by Gavin Quinn
Designed by Aedín Cosgrove
Cast includes Olwen Foueré, Andrew Bennett, Daniel Riordan, Judith Roddy, Garrett Lombard, Conor Madden and Derrick Devine.
There's something strange in the neighbourhood of contemporary Denmark. Who are you going to call? That is the question.
In Pan Pan's purgatorial presentation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, you the audience are faced with a choice: who is going to be, or not be, Hamlet?
Actors compete to play the title role but as we enter the graveyard world of this icon of individualism can anyone escape playing the 'Great' Dane? Aren't we all the main part?
Hamlet, seen as representing the limits of human consciousness, is a man caught between the ages. He knows the old is obsolete, yet the new age has barbarian features he cannot stomach. But if he gets chosen to play the Dane, he's going to have to - funeral meats and all.
To audition or not to audition? But the real question is: how the hell are you going to learn all those lines? Come find out with the irrepressible Pan Pan...
‘I ain't afraid of no ghost’ - Hamlet
"You'll be delighted, discomfited and affected by Pan Pan's shows." Irish Independent