31 Oct-4 Nov 2006. The Oxford Playhouse presents Shared Experience theatre companys retelling of Euripides epic drama of avenging siblings Orestes, directed by Nancy Meckler. Son of Agamemnon and Clytemestra, Orestes is instructed by the Delphi oracle to avenge his fathers murder at the hands of Clytemnestras lover Aegisthus. His sister Electra also encourages him to take revenge but matricide is a serious crime and Orestes is pursued by the avenging goddesses, the Erinyes, ending up in Athens on trial for his mothers murder. Helen Edmundson has adapted this powerful tale of destruction and revenge, exploring the tragedy of human relationships against the background of war. Mairead McKinley stars as Electra, with Alex Robertson in the role of Orestes. Designed by Niki Turner and lit by Peter Harrison, Orestes has original music composed by Peter Salem. Admission 22.50-9.50. Performances at 19.30 on 31 Oct, 1, 2, 4 Nov; at 20.00 on 3 Nov. Matinees 14.30 on 2 & 4 Nov. Post show talk 1 Nov.
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Orestes at the Playhouse.
The Oxford Playhouse is at 11-12 Beaumont Street in the heart of Oxford, a two minute walk away from the city's main Bus and Coach Station in Gloucester Green. Box Office Tel: 01865305305