ADC Theatre
Tue 30 January - Sat 3 February
Marlowe Society

The Oresteia

Aeschylus

To war: the husband has been sent. For war: a daughter has been sacrificed. At home: the wife wants revenge.

The Atreus family is in turmoil.

Ten years have passed since Clytemnestra’s husband, Agamemnon, sacrificed their eldest daughter Iphigenia in order to stop military defeat. With their two other children absent from the scene, Clytemnestra is left alone to exact revenge.

Blood for blood, wound for wound, act for act: Aeschylus' earth shattering trilogy tells the story of a family at war with each other. Husband against wife, wife against son, son against mother: can the cycle of bloodletting and violence ever end?

Their battlefield is an icy wound upon which terse family bonds are exposed and tightened, an empty stage on which the world's oldest tragedy ricochets back into existence.

The Oresteia is reborn.

The cycle of blood continues.

Times

Tue 30 January at 7:45pm
Wed 31 January at 7:45pm
Thu 1 February at 7:45pm
Fri 2 February at 7:45pm
Sat 3 February at 7:45pm

Duration

150 minutes

Venue

ADC Theatre

Tickets

Tue £7-£10, Wed/Thu £9-£12, Fri/Sat £9-£13

Production team

Cast

Band

Tickets

30 January 7:45pm – 10:15pm approx 7:45pm – 10:15pm approx Buy tickets
31 January 7:45pm – 10:15pm approx 7:45pm – 10:15pm approx Buy tickets
1 February 7:45pm – 10:15pm approx 7:45pm – 10:15pm approx Buy tickets
2 February 7:45pm – 10:15pm approx 7:45pm – 10:15pm approx Buy tickets
3 February 7:45pm – 10:15pm approx 7:45pm – 10:15pm approx Buy tickets