A BEAUTIFULLY gripping drama production is set to take place on a Flintshire stage next month.

Mold's much-loved Theatr Clwyd is welcoming its latest production of 'Beautiful Evil Things' to the stage on March 7-8.

Told through the eyes of Medusa as she watches the battle of Troy, Ad Infinitum takes a look at the alternative stories of the most notorious women in Greek mythology in a new show co-created and performed by long-term collaborator Deborah Pugh.

What if there was another take on the Trojan War you’d never heard?

Enter Medusa: she was there. Monstrous gorgon? Snakes for hair? A turn-to-stone glare? Perhaps. But she was there - as a bodiless head strapped to the shield of a goddess.

In forgotten and alternative stories about them, Iphigenia wasn’t the first child of Clytemnestra to be murdered by Agamemnon, Cassandra’s abilities were learned rather than god-given, Amazonian Queen Penthesilea wasn’t killed by Achilles, and Medusa was a protector of the ancient world.

'Beautiful Evil Things' asks why the versions of the stories we know about these women are the most damning ones.

Deborah Pugh, Co-creator and performer, said: “Reseeing the stories of the Trojan War afresh through Medusa’s eyes has been a brilliant opportunity to review these well-worn classics and interrogate their familiar translations and tellings.

"How would a monstrous social outcast, murdered by a hero see things differently? Which characters would she connect to? How would she feel about gods and heroes having fallen foul of both of them? What would be her telling of these tales? And would they still feel so very… masculine?

"Some stories had to be unearthed, others reframed but this fabulously fearsome female gaze has been the perfect lens through which to view the tales of some truly phenomenal ancient wonder women, each as flawed, fearless and front footed as their male counterparts.


"Each stood strong and centre, driving their own story.”

The unmissable show will truly explore a fierce and comedic alternative of the villainous women in Greek mythology. 

Tickets are available now from the Box Office, by caling 01352 344101 or via the Theatr Clwyd website www.theatrclwyd.com