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Oedipus Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Sophocles erupts in the suburbs as ATYP tackles an award-winning, pitch black comedy

Photograph: Supplied

Oedipus Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Brisbane playwright Daniel Evans, won the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2014-15 and mashes Greek myth and suburban horror together into one exhilarating black comedy for audiences over 16 years of age.

Now the Australian Theatre for Young People is staging this acclaimed work under the direction of ATYP artistic director Fraser Corfield (Sugarland, A Town Named War Boy). 

The swiftly moving piece closely follows the plots of Sophocles' Oedipus and Antigone – plays rife with murder, incest, betrayal and revenge – in a 2017 setting populated with a cast of young punks who retell the story sparing no gruesomely funny detail.

The Daily Review enthused that the play shows "a deeply intelligent understanding of Greek tragedy... Writer Dan Evans has made this story come alive for another generation."

The production, featuring actors Caitlin Burley, Jeremi Campese, Mia Evans Rorris and Josh McElroy, plays at the ATYP Studio on June 7-28. Tickets are just $35 and note the production is MA16+ only.