A radical, stripped back version of Aeschylus’ masterful trilogy: Translated by Ted Hughes and Directed by Blanche McIntyre
Fri 23 Oct 2015 – Sat 14 Nov 2015
We have poured out the blood
That poisoned this house.
Terrible secrets are handed down through the generations in a bloody chain of murder and revenge. The Oresteia, the first great work of theatre written two and a half thousand years ago, is as gripping and relevant as ever. Where is justice in a landscape of blood?
Taking the translation by one of the great poets of the twentieth century, Ted Hughes, this swift-moving, newly cut version radically condenses Aeschylus’ epic trilogy into one play.
HOME welcomes director Blanche McIntyre (Best Director TMA 2013 UK Theatre Awards; Critics’ Circle Most Promising Newcomer Award), with an ensemble of actors playing multiple roles that cross generations and genders.