Oresteia transfers direct from its critically acclaimed run at the Almeida to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios.
A huge, moving, bloody saga, the original of all family dramas, Aeschylus’ greatest and final play asks whether justice can ever be done? Part Godfather, part Breaking Bad, this new reimagined version of the epic Greek saga is the unmissable event of the year.
Oresteia is brought to you from the team behind the multi award winning and critically acclaimed 1984 and transfers direct from a sell-out run at the Almeida, where it has been universally hailed as an astonishing, bold and exhilarating theatrical feat.
Directed by Robert Icke (Mr. Burns; 1984) and starring Lia Williams (Old Times; Earthquakes in London) as Klytemnestra and Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) as Electra.
Oresteia plays a strictly limited run from 22 August 2015 until 7 November 2015 at the Trafalgar Studios.
What’s it About?
Orestes’ parents are at war. A family drama spanning several decades, a huge, moving, bloody saga, Aeschylus’ greatest and final play asks whether justice can ever be done – and continues to resonate more than two millennia after it was written.
Oresteia is directed by Robert Icke, with design by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound by Tom Gibbons and video by Tim Reid.
Who’s in it? Oresteia Cast
The cast includes Amelia Baldock, Lorna Brown, Jessica Brown Findlay, Rudi Dharmalingam, Ann Firbank, Ilan Galkoff, Joshua Higgott, Cameron Lane, John Mackay, Clara Read, Eve Salama, Bobby Smalldridge, Luke Thompson, Lia Williams, Angus Wright and Hara Yannas.
★★★★ ‘This quiet riot of theatricality is so great that this still grips, surprises and unsettles throughout. Huge themes, ordinary people, great performances, big success.’ The Times
★★★★★ ‘An exhilarating adaptation. One tremendous evening’ Observer
★★★★★ ‘Robert Icke performs revelatory surgery on Aeschylus’s epic revenge trilogy.’ Sunday Times