BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Daphne, or Hellfire

Theatre (new writing, adaptation)

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Description

If a tree falls in a forest, and no one gives a flying f**k, does it really fall at all?… Inspired by Ovid’s myth, ‘Daphne and Apollo’, this ecofeminist drama recasts Daphne as an impassioned environmentalist, battling big business, a boastful boyfriend and a pressurising father. As tensions between Daphne and Apollo rise, Daphne must decide what she is willing to sacrifice for the sake of saving the planet. From the acclaimed BoxedIn Theatre company and Scottish playwright/director Isla Cowan comes an exciting new play about trees, family trees and female liberation.

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Bethany Wilton 47 days ago

Clever, poetic, moving... Just WOW!


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FringeReview 31 days ago

Loosely based on the Greco/Roman myth, Daphne & Apollo where Daphne the nymph is chased by Apollo, and to escape him she transforms into a tree… Here, Daphne, beautifully and sensitively portrayed by Caitlin Morris, is a modern eco-feminist, increasingly tormented by her conscience, driven by visions of climate hellfire...

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Miro Magazine (3/5 stars) 32 days ago

Although it strays from the intended realism, it's all the better for it - Daphne, or Hellfire ends as an effective parable likely to haunt its audience for some time after.

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Miro Magazine (3/5 stars) 33 days ago

Although it strays from the intended realism, it's all the better for it - Daphne, or Hellfire ends as an effective parable likely to haunt its audience for some time after.

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The F Word 36 days ago

The chemistry between Caitlin Morris (Daphne) and Henry Roberts (Apollo) is touching and adds realism to Daphne’s struggle of wanting to create some change while attempting to have some form of a real life as well. [...] the audience is transported to Daphne’s own mythical world where it is possible to reverse the climate damage we have done. We just need to be better at owning up to it.

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 36 days ago

One of the trickiest aspects of the climate crisis is how helpless we feel at how little individually we’re able to make a difference, and yet every choice we make has an impact on our environment. Daphne, or Hellfire tackles this dilemma by repurposing the ancient Hellenic story of Apollo and Daphne to explore the human aspect of the greatest challenge of our time.

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