Gilgamesh is one of the most powerful men in Iraq. A king, a demi-God and a fearsome tyrant, he thrives on the shame and suffering of his subjects, robbing them of their innocence to fuel his lust. But when the Gods turn against him, an almighty battle of will ensues, and a defiant Gilgamesh is forced to learn love, friendship, empathy and, in the end, mortality.
Gilgamesh is the world's first known epic. In this electrifying stage adaptation, Derrek Hines has turned his highly acclaimed version of this ancient tale into a cutting-edge, 21st-century drama.
About the Author
DERREK HINES is a Canadian who lives in Cornwall with his wife, the English novelist Joanna Hines. His work has received prizes in many competitions and his poetry appears in anthologies, and magazines newspapers and journals here and abroad. He reviews for the TLS.