The Descent of Innana

This ancient Sumerian myth was written on stone tablets in approximately 1750 BC and was probably part of an oral liturgy for at least a thousand years before that.

Innana, Queen of the Great Above hears the moaning of her sister Erishkagal , Queen of the Great Below.

With great courage Innana descends into the underworld passing through the seven gates guarding that domain.

This is an intense show about death and renewal.

This show features the saxophone, flute and harmonic flute.

Length of show: 50 minutes
Audience: The show is aimed at an adult audience. It is not suitable for children under 11 years.

Devised, composed and performed by Rachel Miller
Poems and script written and adapted from the original
by Gwen Woolley