In a madly comic performance pitching modern anti-immigration dogma against a wry wink from the ancient world, Caryatid Unplugged satirizes the British Government’s ironic position – on the one hand refusing to return the Greek marbles (here represented by Stamatiou’s touching embodiment of a lone female statue), and on the other, unceremoniously resisting the arrival of the unwanted Greek, presented in ribald comic form as Rita, an economic migrant wishing to stay in Blighty.
Heralded as creating “a world of bubbly satire”, Caryatid Unplugged punctures the po-faced indifference of Boris Johnson and others, and presents Rita’s desire to remain and the marbles’ desire to leave as a playful, but direct challenge to the questionable status quo.
"Her infectious delivery wins over the audience. Under the slapstick, the finger stays firmly on our political pulse, and towards the end the message suddenly becomes shockingly clear when the spotlight turns on the exploitation at the heart of Europe’s dark underbelly" – The Stage
Since 2013 the show has toured in the UK and internationally. You can watch a trailer here: