A Winter’s Oresteia

A Winter’s Oresteia

Aulos Productions
Tue 03 Mar 2015   -  Fri 06 Mar 2015
19:30 - 21:30 (2hrs inc. 10 min interval)

"James Beagon’s script is a masterpiece of understatement, leaving the audience to do just enough work to keep one step ahead, but never quite allowing them to second-guess outcomes."
Malcolm Lomax, Buxton Fringe Review r.e First Class
"This Aulos Productions and Relief Theatre production recently won Best New Writing at the Buxton Fringe 2014, and it’s clear to see why."
George Ward, Edinburgh Reporter **** r.e First Class
Violence and some strong language
_ Price: £8 / £6
_ Age Group: 14+
_ Venue: Red Lecture Theatre

“Fury should serve justice.”

As the Trojan War comes to a close, Clytemnestra awaits the imminent arrival of her sister. Helen of Troy returns with the victorious Greeks, ashamed and disgraced by the devastation she has wrought. Her father is hosting a seasonal reunion to reconcile the family, but Clytemnestra fears that old enmities will inevitably rise to the surface. Despised by her daughter Electra, she also cannot connect with her son Orestes and there is no room to forgive her estranged husband, Agamemnon. All the while, her dead daughter Iphigenia stalks her thoughts and memories. Killed before the war, she waits for her moment to strike back.

From award-winning playwright, James Beagon (First Class, Best New Writing 2014, Buxton Fringe) comes a chilling new adaptation of an ancient Greek classic: a family tragedy of honour and revenge.

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