29 August - 16 October
£17 - £43 seats
Approximately 3 hours
including two intervals
From the original by
Agamemnon / Apollo
Please note: this production has now closed
A radical reinvention of the classic tale of justice and mercy
Before setting out for the Trojan War, King Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia. Many years later, when Agamemnon returns to his palace, his adulterous Queen Clytemnestra takes her revenge by brutally murdering him and installing her lover on the throne. How will the gods judge Orestes, their estranged son, who must continue the endless cycle of revenge by murdering his mother?
Perfectly suited to the outdoor arena of the Globe, this innovative new adaptation is the original and ultimate tale of justice and mercy.
Adele Thomas (The Knight of the Burning Pestle) directs this thrilling three-act adaptation of the original epic trilogy, newly adapted for the Globe by Rory Mullarkey (winner of the prestigious George Devine Award for his play The Wolf from the Door at the Royal Court).
Contains brief moment of nudity, smoking, haze, incense and bloody violence.
'A gripping evening that makes you laugh one moment and shudder the next'
'This venue is ideal for Greek tragedy... tremendous'
'One of the best things the Globe has done'
'Katy Stephens is a powerful Clytemnestra... She is the dynamic centre of the show'
'Visceral in every sense'
'One of the most visually inventive productions of this, or any, Globe season'
'A vivid, boisterous, mordantly funny take'
'Witty, brash and steeped in blood'
'Adele Thomas’s visually striking production... [Rory] Mullarkey’s vibrant translation slithers from the poetic to the colloquial... there are some fine performances: Katy Stephens makes a magnificently vengeful Clytemnestra, Trevor Fox a viciously deranged Aegisthus and Joel MacCormack a traumatised Orestes...'
'Important, timely and unexpectedly palatable'
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