Oedipus Schmoedipus (Mandurah)


Oedipus Oedipus

“Brilliant… shockingly funny to watch.”
John McCallum, The Australian

“Marvellous medley pokes fun at the classics. Their satirical lecture on the canon can be riotously silly, but it lands stinging blows on theatre’s classism."
Rebecca Harkins-Cross, The Age

Written by post (Zoë Coombs Marr, Mish Grigor & Natalie Rose) after Aeschylus, Anon, Barrie, Behn, Boucicault, Büchner, Chekhov, Euripides, Gogol, Goldsmith, Gorky, Hugo, Ibsen, Jonson, Marlowe, Mayakovsky, Molière, Pirandello, Plautus, Racine, Seneca, Shakespeare: and more

Oedipus Schmoedipus takes dozens of the great theatre classics, picks out the death scenes, mixes them together and hands them back to the people.

Fed up with white men staging the deaths of white men in plays written by white men, the white ladies of post have pirated the classics to confront the great unknown.

Oedipus Schmoedipus is about death: real death, fake death, and the Western theatrical canon. It’s joyful and dark, stupid and smart, hilarious and confronting.

For this mammoth undertaking of gore, laments, requiems and war cries, post are joined on stage by a new cast of 25 volunteers, rehearsed fresh for each performance.

Each performance of Oedipus Schmoedipus is done with a new cast of 25 locally recruited volunteers. This is a great opportunity for post to engage with local people in each community we tour to, and for presenters to offer an a chance for audiences and communities to engage with their program, with theatre-making, and with touring artists.

Resources: Educational materials available.

Promo video link: Oedipus Schmoedipus


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Flashing strobing lights, fake guns, fake blood, violence & coarse language.

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“Provoking, endlessly glib, yet curiously joyous, I’d put money on this being the most divisive show of the year."
Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

Show Details



Year Level Suitability


Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English


Death Scenes, Western Theatrical Canon, Theatre Classics,




70 minutes with no interval


$17 per student with 1 teacher free with 10 students


Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (Mandurah, WA)

School Term:
Term 1


Thursday 8 March 2018 at 7.30pm
Friday 9 March 2018 at 1pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 10 March 2018 at 7.30pm

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