Almeida Theatre, Ambassador Theatre Group and Sonia Friedman Productions present the Almeida Theatre production of
Aeschylus | a new version created by Robert Icke
Following a critically and publicly acclaimed run as the inaugural production in the Almeida Greeks season, Oresteia transfers to the Trafalgar Studios for a limited 12-week run.
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.
" this quiet riot of theatricality... Huge themes, ordinary people, great performances, big success."
Read the reviews from the Almeida run here.
Previews Sat 22 Aug - Sat 5 Sep
Press Night Mon 7 Sep
Thu & Sat matinees 1pm
Mon 19 Oct 7pm
Audio Described Performance
Tue 27 Oct 7pm (Touch Tour time 5.30pm)
For Group Bookings please call Ambassador Theatre Group on 0844 871 7644
For Access Bookings please call 0844 871 7677
Day Seats may be available every day at 10am. Tickets are £29.50 and are only available in person at the Trafalgar Studios Box office. They are subject to availability and they may be withdrawn at any time if the producers wish.
Performances take place at the
Theatre includes: Little Light (Orange Tree Theatre); Medea; Blurred Lines; Damned by Despair; the Cry of the Cricket (National Theatre); Crowning Glory; The Big Life; Funny Black Women on the Edge; Da Boyz; One Dance Will Do (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Fear (Bush Theatre); Clybourne Park (Royal Court / Wyndham’s Theatre); Short Fuses (Bristol Old Vic); Once on This Island (Hackney Empire / tour); Things of Dry Hours (Royal Exchange, Manchester / Gate Theatre); 93.2 FM (Royal Court); Trade (RSC); The Weave (Soho Theatre); Itsy Bitsy Spider (Talawa Theatre Company); Shoot 2 Win (Arawak Moon / Theatre Royal, Stratford East); Up Against the Wall (Black Theatre Co-operative); Once on This Island (Birmingham Repertory Theatre).
Television includes: True Love; Love Life; Outnumbered; The Catherine Tate Show; Doctors; The Bill; The Vivienne Vyle Show; The Ronni Ancona Show; Much Ado About Nothing; French and Saunders; Family Business; Holby City; Jailbirds; Murder Most Horrid; Casualty; Dangerfield; Anna Lee.
Film includes: Taking Stock; Les Misérables; Gambit; World War Z; Little Soldier.
Lorna trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
★★★★★ Extraordinary... makes it feel as if you have electrodes wired into your soul... A once-in-a-lifetime piece of theatre
★★★★ Outstanding... This is Greek drama humanised and modernised... a tremendous achievement
The running time is approximately three hours and 40 minutes including two intervals and a pause.
Jessica Brown Findlay
Version/Direction Robert Icke
Design Hildegard Bechtler
Light Natasha Chivers
Sound Tom Gibbons
Video Tim Reid
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Associate Direction Anthony Almeida
Consultant Academic Simon Goldhill
Dramaturg Duška Radosavljević
Costume Supervision Laura Hunt
Casting Associate Lotte Hines
Assistant Lighting Design