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The Oresteia [2015]

Written by: Aeschylus
Directed by: Adele Thomas
Adapted by: Rory Mullarky

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).


  • Designed by Hannah Clark
  • Composed by Mira Calix


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