CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
A man is faced with the choice of killing his daughter or losing a war. Driven by personal ambition, he brutally murders his child and, in doing so, unleashes a chain of vengeance that rips through his family and community. When he returns home victorious, his wife murders him, and their son in turn, murders her. Social order collapses, tyranny triumphs and the 'daughters of darkness' burst out of the bowels of the earth demanding that the son's crime be avenged. Finally the son is put on trial and in the tense and highly charged atmosphere of the courtroom, the story reaches its climax. But can the court stop further bloodshed and break the cycle of vengeance? Performers Lyndsey Marshal (Clytemnestra), Simon Trinder (Orestes), Gary Shelford (Agamemnon/Electra/Apollo), Hedydd Dylan (Cassandra/Athene/The Watchman/Nurse), Daniel Millar (Leader of the Male Chorus/The Servant), Ronke Adekoluejo (Leader of the Female Chorus). AuthorAeschylus.Adapted byTed Hughes.ProducerHOME.TranslationTed Hughes.DirectorBlanche McIntyre.DesignLaura Hopkins.