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Iphigenia in Splott

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Splott, 2015. Effie is a young woman living in poverty. She scrapes through life living on handouts and drinks herself to oblivion from boredom. A chance meeting with a stranger offers her hope of a new life, but tragedy unfolds and she is forced to make her own terrible sacrifice.

Designed for teachers of A-level English literature and Drama GCSE students, this education package is written from a theatre makers perspective and gives you critical insight into the socio-political and historical context of Iphigenia in Splott and Rachel O'Riordan's directorial concept.

Cast & Creative Team

Effie – Sophie Melville
Writer – Gary Owen
Director – Rachel O’Riordan
Designer – Hayley Grindle
Lighting Designer with Hayley Grindle – Rachel Mortimer
Sound Designer – Sam Jones
Associate Designer – Toots Butcher
Associate Sound Designer – Lorna Munden
Assistant Director – Tyler Holland
Company Stage Manager – Claire Bryan
Deputy Stage Manager – Beth Dixon
Lighting Programmer – Matt Turnbull
Lighting Operator – Matt Turnbull / Daniel Miller
Sound Operator – Daniel Ronayne / Lorna Munden
Set Build – Lyric Workshop


Iphigenia in Splott was originally commissioned and produced by the Sherman Theatre.


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Watch video interviews with some of the creative team of ‘Iphigenia in Splott’: