By Aeschylus, A New Version Created by Robert Icke
29 May & 18 Jul 2015
Orestes’ parents are at war. A family drama spanning several decades, a huge, moving, bloody saga, Aeschylus’ greatest and final play asks whether justice can ever be done – and continues to resonate more than two millennia after it was written.
Following Mr Burns and 1984, Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke radically reimagines Oresteia for the modern stage, in its first major London production in more than a decade.
Lia Williams returns to the Almeida as Klytemnestra.
Oresteia transferred to Trafalgar Studios in the West End and ran from 22nd August to 7th November 2015.
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Version/Direction Robert Icke
Design Hildegard Bechtler
Light Natasha Chivers
Sound Tom Gibbons
Video Tim Reid
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Assistant Direction Anthony Almeida
Consultant Academic Simon Goldhill
Costume Supervision Laura Hunt
Dramaturg Duška Radosavljević
Casting Associate Lotte Hines
Assistant Sound Designer Dan Balfour
Jessica Brown Findlay
Eve Benioff Salama