Episode 322 – Oedipus the King Takes a Swipe

Part 2 of 3

Oedipus the King Radio Drama AdaptationThe king of Thebes investigates an act of violence that has angered the gods — but the truth he uncovers threatens to destroy him.

Chatterbox Audio Theater bravely takens on Sophocles’ seminal tragedy in a contemporary translation by Ian Johnston.

This rare take of Oedipus approaches the Greek tragic epic with an austere theater, where the light focuses on the characters at hand as they reveal truths about the universe that may destroy kings, kingdoms, and draw down the anger of the Gods. This accessible modern translation brings the classic tragedy refreshed to a modern era.

Also, a giddy Fred shouts out about the upcoming dramatization of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere coming to BBC Radio 4. This ep includes clips of Benedict Cumberbatch singing as the angel ‘Islington.’