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thank you for the tragedy

(A Rock Show)

written, directed and performed by Ben Osborn, Emma Keaveney-Roys & Nik Partridge

Bristol Old Vic Ferment Fortnight, Feb 2017

"This song is about Tiresias. You probably don’t know him, but I do – we’re both prophets."

 

What could be more macho than rock music? Guys in torn jeans with amped guitars, multitudes of adoring groupies, lyrics celebrating the untameable masculine spirit…

 

thank you for the tragedy takes inspiration from the life and work of Kurt Cobain, the poetry of Sappho and the tragedy of Oedipus to explore the myth of the rock-god and the human being underneath.