Inspired by The Oresteia and written just before the outbreak of the Second World War this is a story of sin, redemption and the burden of responsibility. After eight years absence, Harry returns to the ancestral home to celebrate his mother's birthday. Tormented by a dark secret, he confides in Aunt Agatha only to discover that the family too has its own hidden demons.Performers Samuel West (Harry), Penelope Wilson (Aunt Agatha), Anna Carteret (Violet), William Gaunt (Charles), Gemma Jones (Amy), Christopher Benjamin (Dr Warburton), Kevin McMonagle (Downing), Ann Marcuson (Denman), Hattie Morahan (Mary), Paul Shelley (Colonel), Una Stubbs (Ivy).
Author T S Eliot. Producer Donmar Warehouse. Director Jeremy Herrin. Design Bunny Christie. Lighting Rick Fisher. Sound Nick Powell.