Fabulous Creatures: Women Between Reality and Myth

Thursday 09 May 2024

What does it mean to be labelled a monster?

What does it mean to live in a world which shames, excludes and vilifies you?

And what if the monster is not who you’ve always thought it to be?

Join the creators of Greek Myths and Women Monsters, the new music-theatre show rethinking revenge, justice, destiny, as they discuss these questions at the Hellenic Centre, on the occasion of their new play at the Arcola Theatre in London.

The talk explores the never before told story of the female monsters of The Odyssey, blending humour and darkness, myth and modernity and raising questions on stereotyping and bias.

Theatre Director Emily Louizou is in conversation with the play’s Executive Producer Elizabeth Filippouli.

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About Emily Louizou

Emily Louizou is the Founder and Artistic Director of Collide Theatre Ltd: a London-based theatre company specialising in international plays and ensemble-led dance-theatre. She is also an Associate Lecturer and Visiting Director on UAL’s BA in Acting & Performance. She was recently an Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Emily has also twice been on the JMK Emerging Director Award Longlist.

About Elizabeth Filippouli

Elizabeth Filippouli is a journalist, writer, and social entrepreneur. Her work in theatre focuses on raising awareness around pressing social issues. Her early career in print and broadcast journalism in Greece and at CNN and Al Jazeera English was a prelude to over a decade of activism and social entrepreneurship. Her book ‘From Women to the World-Letters for a New Century’ was published by Bloomsbury UK in July 2021. Through personal narratives and real-life stories, she raises awareness around gender equality, homelessness, war, LGBTQ+ rights, mental health and highlights the importance of solidarity and sisterhood. Her most recent credits include Alexander the Great Live-Between Dreams and Imagination, presented in the British Library in February 2023.


The Hellenic Centre


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