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‘A once-in-a-lifetime piece of theatre. The best thing that’s been on the stage this year’.
Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out
‘The best show of the year. Shockingly good’
Lyn Gardner, Guardian
The unmissable acclaimed masterpiece
Oresteia is brought to you from the Almeida Theatre - a venue renowned for introducing ground-breaking, critically acclaimed transfers to the West End. Following Chimerica, Ghosts, King Charles III and 1984, Oresteia at Trafalgar Studios is their most recent exhilarating theatrical feat.
A huge, moving, bloody saga, the original of all family dramas, Aeschylus' greatest and final play asks whether justice can ever be done?
Part Godfather, part Breaking Bad, this new reimagined version of the epic Greek saga is the unmissable event of the year.
Directed by Robert Icke (Mr. Burns; 1984) and starring Lia Williams (Old Times; Earthquakes in London) as Klytemnestra and Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) as Electra.
ROBERT ICKE - VERSION/ DIRECTION
HILDEGARD BECHTLER – DESIGN
NATASHA CHIVERS – LIGHT
TOM GIBBONS – SOUND
JULIA HORAN CDG – CASTING
“It’s an agonising, brutal and brilliant show”
This is Greek drama humanised and modernised and it’s a tremendous achievement.
‘Theatre at its most vital. As alarmingly good as it is intense and distressing. If you see only one play this autumn, make it this one.’
‘Electrifying. The Almeida’s latest, superb West End transfer. Lia Williams is absolutely riveting as Klytemnestra’
'Luminously interpreted with central performances of captivating precision from Angus Wright and Lia Williams’
‘Theatre at its most electrifying, stunningly beautiful. A staggering performance from Lia Williams’
Official London Theatre
Reviews / Features
Review: A Standing Ovation for Oresteia
The incessant sounds of clocks ticking as you entered the auditorium for Oresteia at Trafalgar Studios gave the impression that it was only a matter of time: that we were simply waiting for the hammer to fall. And when it fell, it hit hard.
9 Sep, 2015 | By Harry Tennison
Reviews / Features
Review: Oresteia Is 'Impressive, Artistic And Thought-Provoking'
Oresteia, currently playing at Trafalgar Studios, is a contemporary retelling of the Greek tragedy. Adapted by Robert Icke (who also adapted 1984), the production is passionate, subtle and stylistic. The more you think about Oresteia, the better it gets.
9 Sep, 2015 | By Harriet Wilson