BRENDAN SOMERS: RAGNAROK THEATRE

POWERFUL, DISTURBING, LIFE CHANGING, DRAMA

THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH

 

GILGAMESH! The first hero! The themes of The Epic Of Gilgamesh are as relevant today as when they were first composed 4,000 years ago. 

Man's search for immortality and his coming to terms with the fact that all men, however great, must come to dust.

With great power comes great responsibility. Gilgamesh the King starts off as a tyrant and finishes with the realisation of his own powerlessness against the Rules Of Life.

GILGAMESH!!! The greatest King the world has ever known, journeys with his wild companion, Enkidu, to destroy the monster Humbaba, in contravention of the wishes of the gods. 

In a powerful and unsettling performance RAGNAROK THEATRE brings this ancient epic to disturbing and absorbing life! 

The text is taken from the most up to date translation and dramatic arrangement of the epic by Andrew George, Professor of Babylonian,  School Of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), London (Penquin Classics 2003)