The difference in Gary Owen’s Iphigenia in Splott is that Effie gets slaughtered by her own hand. Her life is binge drinking, sex, and stealing from her gran to fund this. She enjoys people looking away when they see her on the street. Splott is a run down part of the Welsh capital Cardiff.
The finale sees the company of men lining up for marching using their arms to judge the distance apart, forming battle lines, falling, rising and coming back for more, again and again and again. This is an ensemble piece of highly proficient actors, beautifully choreographed and delivering acting perfection. The National Theatre of Scotland deserves a medal for this play.