It's a family affair gone murderously wrong when Death In The Pantheon returns to Sydney this month. This Australian murder mystery comedy by writer/director James Hartley delivers plenty of god-sized drama and a healthy dose of laughs.

After a sold-out run at Sydney Fringe 2023, the show is back with most of the original cast, adding Edward Frame and Daniel Moxham to the company. Reprising her role as the seriously stoic detective Athena is Natasha Cheng, who must solve an otherworldly mystery before it's too late.

"The Greek gods have always been a toxic family at best, but they've never been driven to murder one of their own...until now," Hartley teases of the play's murderous premise. As the god of wisdom, Athena should have a knack for playing detective. But with Poseidon, Aphrodite, Ares and the entire pantheon engaged in non-stop plots and betrayals, logic gets thrown out the window.

With a "very entertaining, fast paced" 4-star review from Sydney Fringe, Death In The Pantheon took audiences by surprise last year with its blend of mythological mayhem and whodunit antics. This time, the killer comedy comes "armed with even more outrageous twists" according to creator Hartley.

Nominated for Best In Theatre after its sold-out Sydney Fringe run, the show reforms to satirise the most dysfunctional family around - the ancient Greek gods. As Athena races against the immortal clock, audiences should expect godly theatrics with plenty of murderous laughs.

Writer/Director  James Hartley
Assistant Director  Neil Parikh

Ares  Edward Frame
Hermes  Brenton Amies
Hephaestus  Shiva Chandra
Athena  Natasha Cheng
Hades  Bendeguz Devenyi-Botos
Hera  Susan Jordan
Aphrodite  Jessie Lancaster
Poseidon  Cam Ralph
Dionysus  Daniel Moxham
Zeus  Dean Tuttle

Set Designer  Victor Kalka
Marketing Kevin Rodrigueza

Thursday, June 13, 2024, 7:30 PM, through to Saturday, June 22, 2024, 1:30 PM


Running time: 90 minutes, no interval

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