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The Abattoir of Love
Theatre, Music

The Abattoir of Love
by Pantelis Boukalas

“I want everyone to know that you murdered me for a pair of roses.”

Based on Pantelis Boukalas’s exhaustive study of femicides in folk poetry, the show fuses spoken word, live music, traditional songs, pop songs and murder ballads. Within this gallery of crimes of passion, some women dared challenge the right of the husband-master, and some “just” happened to be there on a “bad day”. Leafing through opinions and fragments from past centuries, we seek out to present the “school of the ages”. Nick Cave meets the Balkans, John Lennon laments in Greek: “I didn’t mean to hurt you. I’m just a jealous guy”.

Maria Hanou
Anna Kalaitzidou
Michalis Titopoulos

Dimitris Foken
Athena Labiri
Tasos Mysirlis

Concept, Dramaturgy and Adaptation by
Thodoris Gonis, Eleni Stroulia and Andreas Andreou
Directed by Thodoris Gonis and Andreas Andreou
Composer Fotis Siotas
Set Designer Eleni Stroulia
Costume Designer Matina Megla
Lighting Designer Semina Papalexandropoulou
Produced by the Municipal-Regional Theatre of Kavala

02 Apr 2022 Antigoni Valakou Theatre Kavala
06 May 2022 Kykladon Str. Theatre Athens
07 Oct 2022 Sychrono Theatro Athens

Photos © Eleni Stroulia
Images & Words © Andreas Andreou