Arts Centre Melbourne, The University of Melbourne and UMSU’s Union House Theatre present

Oedipus Schmoedipus

Theatre  ·  Australia / Hong Kong

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Arts Centre Melbourne, the University of Melbourne, UMSU’s Union House Theatre, post and Hong Kong Repertory Theatre regret to announce the cancellation of all Oedipus Schmoedipus performances.

Ticket holders will be eligible for a full refund. If you purchased tickets through Arts Centre Melbourne refunds will be issued to the purchaser – you do not need to contact Arts Centre Melbourne to request this. Those who purchased tickets via Eventbrite will be contacted shortly to organise ticket refunds.

A comic bloodbath about a fate that none of us can escape.

Oedipus Schmoedipus is a joyful, dark, irreverent, hilarious and confronting performance about death: real death, fake death, and death as portrayed in the world’s great theatre classics.

This irreverent work from provocative Australian collective post (Zoë Coombs Marr, Mish Grigor & Natalie Rose) piles up classic dramatic death scenes into an engaging spectacle of glee-ridden blood and gore. Starring Mish Grigor and Shelly Lauman, who resurrect again and again through multiple murders, suicides and accidents.

For Asia TOPA 2020, productions of the work in English and Cantonese (featuring ManMan Kwok and Man Sui Hing) are performed over two weeks. For each show’s mammoth bloodbath, a cast of 25 local volunteers is invited to join in the comic lament and slaughter.

Straddling live art, theatre and contemporary performance, Oedipus Schmoedipus has had audiences around the world in stitches and in tears. It’s a democratic theatrical extravaganza 2,500 years in the making.



澳洲藝術團體post (Mish Grigor, Zoë Coombs Marr 和Natalie Rose) 共同創作的《伊狄帕斯·豬亦拍屍》,在台上互相廝殺,將經典戲劇「起死回生」,運用大量經典劇中關於死亡的台詞、情節和象徵意義串連成一個嶄新好玩的演出。

此劇英語版 (由Mish Grigor 和Shelly Lauman 領演), 和粵語版 (由香港話劇團演員文瑞興和郭靜雯領演) 會分別在兩週內先後在2020年的亞太表演藝術三年展(Asia TOPA)上演。




Call out for volunteer performers

Play dead with POST and Hong Kong Repertory Theatre.
Each night, a new cast of 25 volunteers joins the show - and we want you to be one of them!

If you're up for a fun, crazy challenge, please see below for more information:
Volunteer Performers Info Sheet (English)
Volunteer Performers Info Sheet (中文)
Online Registration Form for English Language Production
Online Registration Form for Cantonese Language Production


與澳洲劇團組合post 和香港話劇團演繹劇場最不可能任務──死亡!

若您有興趣挑戰這個過癮的劇場任務, 詳情請參閱:
請按此 下載志願演出者詳情 (English)
請按此 下載志願演出者詳情 (中文)
請按此 填寫《伊狄帕斯・豬亦拍屍》英語版網上報名表格
請按此 填寫《伊狄帕斯・豬亦拍屍》粵語版網上報名表格

Cantonese Language Production:

Co-commissioned by Asia TOPA with Hong Kong Repertory Theatre 香港話劇團 and Freespace, West Kowloon 西九文化區自由空間
Originally co-produced by Intimate Spectacle
Cantonese Translation & Adaptation: Pat To Yan 甄拔濤
Cast: ManMan Kwok 郭靜雯, MAN Sui Hing 文瑞興 & 25 local volunteers per show
Assistant Director: YAU Ting Fai 邱廷輝

English Language Production:

Original Composer & Sound Designer: James Brown
Original Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall & Ross Graham
Original Fight Director: Scott Witt
Cast: Mish Grigor, Shelly Lauman & 25 local volunteers per show


Recommended for ages 16+.

Warning: the show features flashing strobing lights, fake guns, fake blood, violence, death and suicide scenes & coarse language.
警告: 本劇含強光效果、假槍道具、假血、暴力場面、死亡和自殺情節及少量粗俗用語

English language production surtitled in Chinese. Cantonese language production surtitled in English.
英語演出,附中文字幕。 粵語演出,附英文字幕。


  • Wheelchair access
Oedipus Schmoedipus was originally produced by Belvoir, post & Intimate Spectacle. Cantonese language production was co-commissioned by Asia TOPA with Hong Kong Repertory Theatre 香港話劇團 & Freespace, West Kowloon 西九文化區自由空間. It has been supported by Sidney Myer Fund, Playking Foundation, Arts Centre Melbourne and the University of Melbourne.
Supported By
  • Playking Foundation
  • Freespace
  • Hong Kong Repertory Theatre
  • Intimate Spectacle
  • University of Melbourne Student Union
  • Bureau of Works

Cast & Credits

Cast and Credits

Written By
post (Zoë Coombs Marr, Mish Grigor & Natalie Rose) after Aeschylus, Anon, Barrie, Behn, Boucicault, Büchner, Chekhov, Euripides, Gogol, Goldsmith, Gorky, Hugo, Ibsen, Jonson, Marlowe, Mayakovsky, Molière, Pirandello, Plautus, Racine, Seneca, Shakespeare, and many many more)
Directed by
Zoe Coombs Marr & Mish Grigor
Set & Costume Designer
Robert Cousins
Anne-Louise Sarks
Ching Ching Ho 何青菁 & Erin Milne
Production Manager
Mel Robertson
Originally produced by
Belvoir, post & Intimate Spectacle
LX & Av Realisation
Andre Vanderwert
Stage Manager
Theresa O’Connor
Assistant Stage Manager
Alice Ng
Assistant Producer
Freya McGrath