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The Oresteia archiveA 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?

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Author: Aeschylus
Adapted by: Ted Hughes
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Archive listings for The Oresteia

Work type: Play.

T0801259000

Producer Splendid Productions.
3 Oct 18Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V752
listing details L246709635

T371329876

Producer HOME. Translation Ted Hughes. Director Blanche McIntyre. Design Laura Hopkins. Performer Lyndsey Marshal (Clytemnestra). Performer Simon Trinder (Orestes). Performer Gary Shelford (Agamemnon/Electra/Apollo). Performer Hedydd Dylan (Cassandra/Athene/The Watchman/Nurse). Performer Daniel Millar (Leader of the Male Chorus/The Servant). Performer Ronke Adekoluejo (Leader of the Female Chorus).
23 Oct 15 to 31 Oct 15Home Theatre, Manchester :: V1858052535
listing details L01212471425

T90955527

Running time: 2hrs 15minsCompany Theatre Lab Company. Director Anastasia Revi.
29 Feb 12 to 24 Mar 12Riverside Studios, Outer London :: V331
listing details L973329630

T120813492

Company Belt Up Theatre. Adapted by Dominic J Allen. Adapted by James Wilkes.
10 Feb 09 to 14 Feb 09Theatre Royal, York :: V954
listing details L0572300961

T1392928028

Company Pitchy Breath Theatre.
31 Oct 02 to 2 Nov 02The Hawth, Crawley :: V720
listing details L01836085913

T01575436826

The Oresteia is performed in two parts: Part 1: The Home Guard; Part 1: The Daughters of Darkness. Touring only to Toronto and The Lowry.Company Royal National. Director Katie Mitchell. Design Vicki Mortimer. Lighting Nigel Edwards. Music Melissa Holding. Music Joe Townsend. Choreographer Struan Leslie. Sound Gareth Fry.
2 May 00 to 6 May 00The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L1029643999

T1258148769

The Oresteia 1: The Home GuardDirector Katie Mitchell. Design Vicki Mortimer. Lighting Nigel Edwards. Music Melissa Holding. Music Joe Townsend. Choreographer Struan Leslie. Sound Gareth Fry. Performer Michael Gould. Performer Anastasia Hille. Performer Paul Hilton. Performer Lilo Baur. Performer Robert Bowman. Performer Sabastian Harcombe. Performer Melissa Holding. Performer Wendy Kweh. Performer Ineke Lievens. Performer Joy Richardson. Performer Asta Sighvats. Performer Joe Townsend.
24 Sep 99 to 1 Apr 00Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L01400719109

T927672247

The Oresteia 2: The Daughters of DarknessDirector Katie Mitchell. Design Vicki Mortimer. Lighting Nigel Edwards. Music Melissa Holding. Music Joe Townsend. Choreographer Struan Leslie. Sound Gareth Fry. Performer Michael Gould. Performer Anastasia Hille. Performer Paul Hilton. Performer Lilo Baur. Performer Robert Bowman. Performer Sabastian Harcombe. Performer Melissa Holding. Performer Wendy Kweh. Performer Ineke Lievens. Performer Joy Richardson. Performer Asta Sighvats. Performer Joe Townsend.
18 Nov 99 to 1 Apr 00Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L0170729906

Other listings

28 Nov 18 to 29 Nov 18The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L956973002

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