The mad Emperor Caligula rules over Rome. People are murdered, robbed and hanged for treason. His horse is the leader of the government. And he’s dressing up as the goddess of Love and singing about it. The future is uncertain, reality itself is up for grabs and there are ears everywhere.
Burning House brings Ancient Rome to life in a cross between ‘American Psycho’ and ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ in this massive play. Twelve actors bring this anarchic, volatile world to life in Melbourne’s professional premiere, by a company that has been making a name for delivering high octane, edgy, intense adaptions of classic plays.
It’s an epic, modern showdown between stoicism and nihilism in a play bursting with poetry, violence, sadness and love.
There will be blood.