This is not an ancient play in modern dress. It is a timeless trial, presented to a modern jury.

At the centre, a murder committed in Argos of the most treacherous kind. The community, disillusioned from war, look to their leaders to exact justice – but justice itself is drawn into question. Shifting through post-WW1 British history, time propels forward while characters are subjected to the same roles and rhetoric. We might be eager to remember the past, yet are we doomed to repeat it?

Having never been performed on stage before, the script has sat in the archives of Somerville Library for decades, only now to be released for the public to read. Nicholson allows us to reflect upon the stories of the mythical past in the context of her own environment in the 1960’s, a world recently shaken by two world wars.


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