by Ross McGregor
produced by Arrows & Traps Theatre
Persephone is a contemporary re-telling of one of the most beloved stories of Greek mythology. Sister-Goddesses Demeter and Hestia are just trying to get by. They have bills to pay, and little Persephone to care for.
The reign and rules of Zeus seem far behind them until young Persephone makes a fateful decision and runs away into the arms of Hades, keeper to the Underworld.
Demeter & Hestia must now return to the mountain kingdom they left millennia ago, to save what remains of their family, before time runs out.
The story of Persephone remains, as it always was, a story of love; how we abuse it, how it deceives us and how it makes life worth living.
Developed by the award-winning team behind Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp, HOLST: Music In The Spheres, The White Rose & Jekyll & Hyde, Persephone was an OnComm Finalist at the 2022 Off West End Awards.
Press for previous productions
an intricate and inspiring production…Thoughtful, clever and beautiful – a scintillating return to live theatre from Arrows & Traps ★★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions on HOLST: The Music In The Spheres
This show proves that pub theatre is delivering big visions … it should be staged every year ★★★★.5 London Pub Theatres on PAYNE: The Stars Are Fire
McGregor the writer has created a modern masterpiece, full of unexpected twists and turns… Performances from the cast of five are uniformly excellent… A triumph. ★★★★★ Stage Review on Jekyll & Hyde
a glorious dance of creativity, melancholia, family and the precious power of expression. ★★★★★ Vincent’s Views on CHAPLIN: Birth of a Tramp
Performances hit the mark from top to bottom…. a contemporary adaptation that speaks to the ages. There Ought to be Clowns on Jekyll & Hyde
The White Rose really is a production where everything has come together beautifully… it cannot be faulted and, If I had my way, a pretty sharpish transfer to the west end would definitely follow this run at the Jack ★★★★★ Lastminute Theatre Tickets on The White Rose
Written and Directed by Ross McGregor
Lighting Design Jonathan Simpson
Sound Design Alistair Lax
Set and Costume Odin Corie
Movement Director Matthew Parker
Produced by Arrows & Traps Theatre
Cornelia Baumann as Demeter, Daisy Farrington as Persephone, Beatrice Vincent as Hestia, Jackson Wright as Zeus