This Restless House: Part 1
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
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“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 - 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
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