In spite of Eddy’s humble beginnings, he manages to find happiness by solving the Sphinx’s riddle and ending the plague of poverty that surrounds him. He gains wealth and loves his beautiful wife – but will the gypsy’s prophecy come true? Does a fate worse than death await him?
Steven Berkoff’s exciting retelling of the ancient Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex puts the hero in contemporary England, and explores the story from a whole new angle, emphasizing the positive and redemptive power of love.
Greek premiered at the Half Moon Theatre, London, in February 1980, in an Arts Theatre production.