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A Bristol Old Vic production


Every year, King Aegeus of Athens must send fourteen children to their deaths at the hands of the Minotaur: a monster, half-bull, half-man who roams the twisted labyrinth below the palace of King Minos of Crete.

Only the monster's half-sister, Ariadne, knows the secret of how to tame it, but she is trapped in a maze of her own, unable to free herself from her cruel father.

Aegeus waits for a son he no longer believes exists, the son who can kill the Minotaur, release Athens from its debt, and free Ariadne. Will he arrive? And if he does, will he do the right thing?

Given a surprising twist, Minotaur is an exhilarating re-telling of the Greek legend that inspires it, full of bold story-telling, live music and song.

This brand new play has been created in close consultation with KS2 children and staff, and arrives at Bristol Old Vic after touring to over twenty schools in Sedgemoor.


Minotaur
1-9 Apr
Studio

10am & 1pm (1, 2 & 3 Apr), 11am & 3.30pm (5, 7, 8 & 9 Apr)
£12/£7 (plus booking fee)
Ages: 7+

Friends of Bristol Old Vic:
2-4-1 on Mon 7 Apr at 3.30pm

Creative Team
Adam Peck Writer
Toby Hulse Director
Chris Gylee Designer
Elizabeth Westcott Composer
Lucy Hunt Producer
Laura Hylton Project Coordinator
Juliette Taylor Stage Manager
Jessica Macdonald Musical Director
Image by Vicky Andrews
Photography by Patrick Graham

Cast
Roddy Peters Minos
Jessica Macdonald Ariadne
Malcolm Hamilton Aegeus
Jack Holden Theseus

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