This Restless House: Part 2 & Part 3
Electra’s father, brother and sister are all dead or missing, and her beloved mother is inert with grief. A familiar stranger opens her eyes to the truth behind her family’s past, forcing Electra to come face to face with her parents’ hideous flaws and driving her to an unthinkable act.
With a chain of reprisals to resolve, justice can no longer be found within a family’s feud. A fledgling society in a delicate democracy is tasked with finding righteousness in the tangle of criminal acts, questioning whether one life can ever be weighed against another.
This Restless House, based on the epic Greek trilogy The Oresteia, is an exhilarating theatrical event and accessible new way to delve into an ancient drama that has survived two and a half thousand years.
Re-imagined in a gripping new trilogy of plays by Zinnie Harris (BBC's Spooks and Partners in Crime), Dominic Hill directs with music by Nikola Kodjabashia (A Christmas Carol, Hamlet, Crime and Punishment) and designed by Colin Richmond (Crime and Punishment, Doctor Faustus).
Recommended for 14+
Scenes of violence, nudity and strong language
Preview 22, 23, 27 Apr, 7pm
Audio Described 7 May, 7pm
Signed 7 May, 7pm
Captioned 7 May, 7.30pm
Discussion event Sat 14 May between This Restless House Part 1 at 2pm and This Restless House Parts 2 & 3 at 7pm. Find out more and book your free tickets here
Guide Dogs welcome
INSIDE THE REHEARSAL PROCESS WITH ELECTRA
“Breathtaking…powerful…trailblazing” Scotsman ★★★★★
“A production of depth, ambition and creepy power” The Guardian ★★★★★
“most fearless of reinventions” The Herald ★★★★
“It would be a tragedy to miss it” Daily Record ★★★★
“Hill directs with his typical intelligent inventiveness” Daily Telegraph ★★★★
“Hugely powerful” Reviews Hub ★★★★
“This cocktail of sex and politics is heady and intoxicating” The List ★★★★
“The play’s brilliant cast successfully brings the myth and its lead figures back from the dead in all their brutality, with monumental, thrilling results.”
★★★★★ Plays To See
★★★★ Glasgow Live
“a towering achievement of emotional intensity and theatrical ambition. The best new production this year.”
“It tells stories that have significance and resonance for the largest part of the human race” Director Dominic Hill describes This Restless House to Sunday Herald.
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Cast & Creative Team
CAST George Anton - Agamemnon Adam Best - Doctor/Jordan Cliff Burnett - Chorus/ Ian George Costigan - Butcher/Chorus/Michael Keith Fleming - Aegisthus/ Chorus Pauline Knowles - Clytemnestra Lorn Macdonald - Orestes Olivia Morgan - Electra Itxaso Moreno - Celia/Megan Anita Vettesse - Audrey Chloe Chambers - Young Electra Orla Hay - Young Electra Rose Hughes - Iphigenia Freya Kane - Iphigenia Jonas Lennie - Owen Callum McGhie - Owen with Rich McPherson, Mike Moran, Loretta Scott, Annette Stewart and Stevie Thomson-Fitch
Creative Team Writer - Zinnie Harris Director - Dominic Hill Designer - Colin Richmond Composer - Nikola Kodjabashia Lighting Designer - Ben Ormerod Movement Director - EJ Boyle Fight Director - EmmaClaire Brightlyn Assistant Director - Jack Nurse