Rex The King

Wassail Theatre presents their witty, uplifting and ludicrously tragic adaptation of Oedipus Rex - expect blood and sweat, tears and beers, not to mention plenty of songs and silliness

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  • Wednesday, 1st August 2018
  • Thursday, 2nd August 2018
  • Friday, 3rd August 2018
1st Aug - 3rd Aug
8pm | £10

A blind man walks into a village pub and tells anyone who’ll listen that he was once the king of darts. An adaptation of the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex reimagined in the world of pub darts and disco featuring live music, flying arrows and a portable dartboard. Rex The King is the story of a Somerset darts champion who ruled the world, but lost it all. It’s a theatrical tale that’s witty, uplifting and ludicrously tragic: expect blood and sweat, tears and beers, not to mention plenty of songs and silliness.

“A monumental theme encased in beer and pub camaraderie, encapsulating all human emotions in a musical, magical, hugely entertaining whole.”
The Fine Times Recorder

“Three versatile, talented performers reveal a world of driving ambition, cut-throat competition, and over-weening hubris with its inevitable downfall, using live music, dry wit, local references and popular culture.”
Remote Goat

“Wassail have scored an impressive 180…the play is engaging, engrossing and enthralling.”
Somerset County Gazette

Wassail Theatre unites communities through stories that inspire them by giving people unexpected, surprising and positive experiences of theatre. Wassail is based in Somerset and exists through a network of associate artists from across the UK interested in bringing new audiences and new ideas together.

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)
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