sing the rage of achilles
that sent to darkness so many
souls and glazed their eyes in death
that made their bodies carrion
for the birds and dogs to tear
their families wait forever for their coming home
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 is Scotland’s only laboratory theatre company, led by Ewan Downie and Anna Porubcansky. We make performance by experiment, using elements of theatre, dance, music and improvisation to craft unique and compelling pieces that speak directly to the times in which we live.
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'rich in drama, emotional resonance and a range of performance traditions'
'a thrilling experience'
'recounted with muscular, visual eloquence'
'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
'a fierce and enlivening spectacle'
British Theatre Guide
'a physical and emotional tour de force'
‘so so so good. We need more theatre like this. Phenomenal storytelling, performance, engagement, pathos, and all in 45 minutes! MORE PLEASE!!’
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