The Oresteia

Theatre, Drama

A radical, stripped back version of Aeschylus' masterful trilogy, translated by Ted Hughes,

Way back when it first opened in 2000, The Lowry put on The Oresteia in full, performed over several nights. That may well have been the last major production of it in Manchester. Until now.

For this re-vision, HOME have opted for a cut back version of this 2,500 year old story of bloody revenge handed down through generations. It makes 'Macbeth' look like something from CBeebies in its original form, and normally the idea of a faster paced condensed version would send the purists fingering their thesaurus to comdemn it. But with a translation by Ted Hughes, a ginat of literature to equal the play itself, we can hope for something rather special.

By: Rob Martin


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