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This Restless House: Part 1
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Part 1 of Zinnie Harris’ adaptation of the Greek tragedy The Oresteia
A father’s horrifying sacrifice of his daughter sets in motion a cycle of bloody revenge and counter-revenge. As his family rots from the inside as a result of his brutal act, the loyalties of his surviving children are pushed to the extreme.The curse that has gripped the family for generations looks as if it will never end.
This Restless House, based on the epic Greek trilogy The Oresteia, is an exhilarating theatrical event and contemporary take on 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 and plays Further Than the Furthest Thing, How to Hold Your Breath and The Wheel). 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 16+
Scenes of violence, nudity and strong language
Preview 15, 16, 26 Apr, 7pm
Audio Described 7 May, 2pm
Signed 7 May, 2pm
Captioned 7 May, 2pm
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
George Anton - Agamemnon
Adam Best - Watchman
Cliff Burnett - Chorus
George Costigan - Chorus
Keith Fleming - Aegisthus/ Chorus
Pauline Knowles - Clytemnestra
Lorn Macdonald - Chorus
Olivia Morgan - Chorus
Itxaso Moreno - Cassandra
Anita Vettesse - Ianthe
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
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
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.
“you have to feel that you’ve got something to bring to it, and if you don’t feel that then you’re best leaving it to the original” Writer Zinnie Harris talks about adapting a 2,500 year old story in
“Agamemnon is a complicated man, a state-sanctioned killer confounded by his own hubris”Actor George Anton discusses playing Agamemnon in The
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A TRILOGY OF PLAYS
This Restless House is a theatrical event consisting of three plays presented over two performances.
Part 1: Agamemnon’s Return
Part 2: The Bough Breaks and Part 3: Electra and Her Shadow (double bill)
Watch all three plays over two evening performances or book our special ‘trilogy Saturdays’ where you can see Part 1 at 2pm and the double bill of Part 2 & Part 3 at 7pm on the same day.
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