A patchwork of ancient Greek tragedies makes a mythological tour-de-force in DAEMON, where Helen, Andromarche, Penelope, Hermione, Hecuba, Electra, Orestes, Telemachus, Neoptolemus and Menelaus meet at Clytaemnestra’s funeral seven years after the end of the war in Troy. The noble intentions are long gone among this gang of famous characters. The men are self-assertive chickens, the women are toxic and desperate. The aftermath of the war is cleverly and wittily merged along with Jakobsen’s suggestions of motives, connections and further destinies. The piece is modern in time and language and tells about what war – no matter what kind of warfare – can do to the people taking part in it.
First production: Aalborg City Theatre 2015