Jeux De Massacre: A cyberformance adaptation of Ionesco’s homonymous play

Christina Papagiannouli (Director), Helen Varley Jamieson (Performer), Miljana Perić (Performer), Vicki Smith (Performer), Clara Gomes (Performer)

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance


- Upstage v3, 9 July 2020, 9am and 9pm UK time
- Network Music Festival, 15 July 2020, 11am

In 1970, absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco wrote Jeux de Massacre (known in English as The Killing Game or Here Comes a Chopper) – a dark comedy in which the plague ravages a small town and everyone dies. As a new pandemic overwhelms the globe and people rush to isolation and internet communication, it seems appropriate and timely to translate this work from the stage to cyberspace. Christina Papagiannouli (UK/Greece) has teamed up with Clara Gomes (Portugal), Helen Varley Jamieson (Germany/Aotearoa NZ), Miljana Perić (Serbia) and Vicki Smith (Aotearoa NZ) to produce Jeux de Massacre in UpStage and adapt it to current crises.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2020


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