sophokles’

Elektra

translated by Anne Carson

Showing Sat 18 June - Wed 2 November Previews Fri 17 June, 8pm

Elektra

This production ended on 02/11/2016

Synopsis

When the great Agamemnon is murdered by his wife and her new lover in a perfectly timed coup, his daughter Elektra is left distraught. Giving herself over to an all consuming grief, her resistance to the new order of power becomes a constant provocation to her father’s killers. Slowly her anger builds into an obsession for revenge. But her only hope for the justice she craves is the return of her exiled brother Orestes.

Sophokles surprised and shocked his audience in Athens with his radical treatment of what was a well-known myth. A fresh, bold and visceral production of a monumental classic Greek tragedy.

Running time: 1hr 30mins (no interval)

Production generously supported by Bill Mapleson in memory of Doreen.

Klytaimestra’s and Aigisthos’ costumes generously supported by Judith Johnstone.

Prices £24.50 - £10

Meet the Cast

  • Aigisthos
    Kieran Buckeridge
    Kieran Buckeridge
  • Old Man
    Roger Delves-Broughton
    Roger Delves-Broughton
  • Chrysothemis
    Helen Macfarlane
    Helen Macfarlane
  • Klytaimestra
    Elizabeth Marsh
    Elizabeth Marsh
  • Orestes
    Alex Phelps
    Alex Phelps
  • Elektra
    Joanna Simpkins
    Joanna Simpkins
  • Chorus
    Rebecca Carrie
    Rebecca Carrie
  • Chorus
    Heather Phoenix
    Heather Phoenix
  • Chorus
    Maggie Tagney
    Maggie Tagney

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