Comedy Preview: Oedipussy, Traverse 1

Spymonkey Theatre Co. Pic: Comp
Spymonkey Theatre Co. Pic: Comp
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GREEK tragedy will never be the same again, not now that it has been given the Spymonkey treatment - imagine Horrible Histories for adults with a dash of Carry On thrown in for good measure.

Spymonkey bring their latest show, Oedipussy, to the Traverse tonight for a four-night run.

The company, who claim to take their inspiration from “Barbarella, Bowie and a little bit of Bond,” return to the Cambridge Street theatre with their award-winning, no-holds-barred subversion of Greek tragedy in a show hailed as ‘joyous’, ‘ingenious’ and ‘unapologetically silly’.

Using their trademark highly visual approach and slickly choreographed comedy, Spymonkey combines playful storytelling and outrageous performances to tell a tale of forbidden lust, accidental incest, violent murder and the ultimate dysfunctional family: a jealous father, a messed-up son, and one mother of a comedy.

Since forming in 1998, Spymonkey has toured its shows around the world. Oedipussy follows on from the success of their acclaimed comic production of Moby Dick.

But be warned, Oedipussy includes scenes of incest, violence, mutilation, strobes, nudity and chorus-work and is recommended for ages 14 and above.

Oedipussy, Traverse 1, Cambridge Street, today-Saturday, 7.30pm, £12.50-£15.50, 0131-228 1404