Queen Phaedra lies sick with incestuous love for her stepson Hippolytus. Told of her passion by her faithful nurse, Hippolytus rejects her. Pride, shame, lust, revenge, honour and love interweave, culminating in a progressively sharp web of lies and unspoken truths that result only in death and tragedy.
Hippolytus is a dynamic drama with strong, contemporary issues regarding faith, family and taboo, explored under wonderfully, rich characters involved in a complex human story. Revolving Doors Theatre Artistic Director, Aaron Paterson has adapted a new version utilising the rhythm, images and language of the text to layer the play with rich movement, music and song, drawing out the elements of ritual and ceremony that are inherent in Euripides's text and structure.