All the things they never told you about. About the knife that Little Red Riding Hood hides in the basket; the loneliness that weighs down on you like lead; the ravenous beasts that live inside your own body and eat you up from the inside out. About witches who only tell the truth, murmuring about the dozens of ways we humans have found of destroying one another; about love with razor-sharp teeth; about yesterday’s faded heroes and dreams that are full to overflowing. The stories that you were brought up with come back to haunt you – or save you – terrifying, relentless but also truer than ever. A group of actors and teenagers dare to enter the deep dark forest of childhood fairy tales, searching for all their hidden truths about the cruelty of the world and what it means to be young in it.
In Stories to keep you awake at night, directed by Sofia Vgenopoulou, three of Greig's best works (Tin Soldier, Hood in the Wood and Tasty Tale) are interwoven with the questions, dreams and nightmares of young people in Greece in 2022. The marginalisation of difference, the oppression of sexuality and any form of freedom, violence, abuse, our overconsuming culture but also bravery, resilience and hope, the search for authenticity and female emancipation are just a few of the paths that these stories illuminate with refreshing humour, poetic language and teenage daring. They are stories to wake us all up. Stories that will not allow us to close our eyes, forcing us, instead, to look at the real anxieties of young people today.
The Youth Stage of the National Theatre of Greece was created as part of the Theatre in the New School initiative which was included in the “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning” Operational Programme of the 2014-2020 NSRF.
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