Iphigenia in Splott

Iphigenia in Splott
Skipping Stones Theatre
Gary Owen
85 minutes

Effie is the type you’d avoid as you pass her on the street, yet she claims you are “in her debt." To prove this, she takes you on a journey from nightly benders to an event that sparks a glimmer of hope for a more meaningful life. This tour-de-force solo show is a disruptive demand for revolution from the voice of a community left behind by economic deprivation.
Written by Gary Owen, Iphigenia in Splott is a powerful story of love, hope and sacrifice in a time of harsh austerity measures in the U.K.

Show trailer


Sean O'Brien
Breanna Maloney
Stage Manager
Sarah Brawn
Lighting Designer
Chin Palipane
Poster Art
Brendee Green
Breanna Maloney
Sean O'Brien

More about the show experience

This show will have a late call approximately 10 minutes into the performance.


  Date Time
7th July 9:30pm  
9th July 4:15pm  
11th July 8:45pm  
13th July 3:30pm  
14th July 2:00pm Relaxed Performance  
15th July 9:00pm  
17th July 2:15pm  


7 : Factory Theatre Studio

125 Bathurst St
M5V 2R2


Level of Physical Access

Covid-19 policy

Self-screening form
Proof of vaccination


Air Conditioned

Accessibility information

A Relaxed Performance will be offered on July 14. In addition, you can download a Visual Story Guide created by the company by clicking the ADDITIONAL ACCESS SUPPORT DOCUMENT button below.

More about the show and company

The core members of Skipping Stones Theatre are New Generation Artists who came together through their love of storytelling and have been creating together ever since. The collective strives to integrate their mandate of exploring stories through the lens of mental health and neurodiversity into practice and facilitate opportunities for Feminist, Queer, and Mad artists to share their stories and perspectives. More information on the collective can be found at www.skippingstonestheatre.com.

Land acknowledgement

As settlers on this land, the members of Skipping Stones Theatre would like to acknowledge that we are gathered here on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinabee, the Chippewa the Huron-Wyndat, as well as many nations, both recorded and unrecorded. This meeting place, now known as Toronto, is home to many indigenous people from across Turtle Island. We are grateful to be able to live, work, create and tell stories in this community.

We recognize that a land acknowledgement is not enough; we must recognize the ongoing injustice and mistreatment of indigenous people on Turtle Island. We, Skipping Stones Theatre, are learning and unlearning our relationship to this land, and are continuing to learn what a land acknowledgement means to each of us.

Content advice

Not recommended for persons under 18 years of ageSexual contentMature language

CW: strong language, themes of infant loss, sexual content, some descriptions of violence.

Sensory description

This is a dialogue-driven, one-woman performance occurring on a mostly-bare stage occupied by a pair of chairs. The lighting and sound cues are largely built around shifting the mood alongside the text. There will be some music accompanying short portions of the spoken text. The character's costume is representative of 'every day' wear. The character will be dressed in a t-shirt or sweater and bright coloured leggings. This performance can be enjoyed by those who are blind or vision impaired. It may be difficult to fully enjoy for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

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