World Premiere recorded live at Queensland Performing Arts Centre in September 2022

2 Hours 13 Minutes

War with Troy is brewing. The bond between Achilles and Patroclus is deepening. These two young men will soon be caught between their hopes for a future together and the brutal realities of a bloody conflict.

Written by David Morton, this beautifully crafted co-production from Sydney physical theatre virtuosos Legs On The Wall and Brisbane visual theatre masterminds Dead Puppet Society is an innovative interpretation of one of the great mythic stories, turning a magnifying glass toward one of its central relationships, so often downplayed or ignored.

Featuring daring aerial work, exquisite puppetry and set to a haunting score performed live by Sydney singer/songwriter Montaigne and composed with Tony Buchen and Chris Bear (Grizzly Bear), this epic adaptation of Homer’s Iliad blends heightened physicality and powerful design to weave a story of mythic proportions with queer heroes at its heart.

Captured from multi-camera angles during its acclaimed Brisbane season, the mastery of Holding Achilles is now available to view anytime on-demand, following its Sydney Festival season, for a limited time until 17 February 2023.

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