Tuesday, 8 September 2015


Η Ορέστεια είναι τριλογία από αρχαίες Ελληνικές τραγωδίες, γραμμένες από τον τραγικό ποιητή Αισχύλο. Παρουσιάζεται αυτός τον καιρό (29 Αυγούστου - 16 Οκτωβρίου 2015) στο Λονδίνο και συγκεκριμένα στο Shakespeare’s Globe (21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT).

A radical reinvention of the classic tale of justice and mercy.

Before setting out for the Trojan War, King Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia. Many years later, when Agamemnon returns to his palace, his adulterous Queen Clytemnestra takes her revenge by brutally murdering him and installing her lover on the throne. How will the gods judge Orestes, their estranged son, who must continue the endless cycle of revenge by murdering his mother?

Perfectly suited to the outdoor arena of the Globe, this innovative new adaptation is the original and ultimate tale of justice and mercy.

Adele Thomas (The Knight of the Burning Pestle) directs this thrilling three-act adaptation of the original epic trilogy, newly adapted for the Globe by Rory Mullarkey (winner of the prestigious George Devine Award for his play The Wolf from the Door at the Royal Court).

‘The Globe is surely perfectly suited to this epic discussion of justice and revenge’ (Financial Times).

Get close to the stage and the action with our standing tickets in the Yard.

‘The Oresteia is a huge, epic trilogy about how we live together, so it’s brilliant to be doing it in a huge, epic theatre right in the heart of a European capital city. Its stunning words present human beings in all their grim and beautiful and messy contradictions, so it’s hugely exciting to be staging it somewhere so public, where language feels so alive, and where the audience’s relationship with the performers feels so immediate and intimate’ – Rory Mullarkey, Playwright.

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