Oresteia (2015)

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Start date: 
29 May 2015
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7 November 2015
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Production notes: 
Part of the 'Almedia Greeks' season - which also includes a Bakkhai (13805) a Medea (13806) and Iliad (13810). The initial production ran from 29 May to 18 of July 2015 at the Almeida, the production transferred to the West End's Trafalgar Studios from 22 August to 7 November 2015. For the North American premiere of this production (in 2022), see ID 14755.
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Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Lorna Brown Actor
Jessica Brown Findlay Actor Electra
Rudi Dharmalingam Actor
Annie Firbank Actor
Joshua Higgott Actor
Robert Icke Adaptor
Robert Icke Director
John Mackay Actor
Luke Thompson Actor
Lia Williams Actor Kyltemnestra
Angus Wright Actor Agamemnon and Aegisthus
Hara Yannas Actor
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Almeida Theatre (London, Greater London, England) 28 May, 2015 to 17 July, 2015
Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall (London, Greater London, England) 21 August, 2015 to 7 November, 2015
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Matt Trueman: Greek revivals taking theatre back to the future Print-out archive
Rupert Goold and Robert Icke interview on the Almeida's Greeks season and their creative spark Print-out archive
It's all Greek at the Almeida: Rupert Goold on the theatre's new season Print-out archive
Oresteia, Almeida, review: Daring and deeply disquieting - The Independent Review Print-out archive
Oresteia Review - Time Out Print-out archive
Oresteia review - The Stage Print-out archive
Homer's Iliad to become an epic online performance - BBC Entertainment & Arts News Print-out archive
Oresteia review – a terrifying immediacy - Guardian Review Print-out archive
Oresteia review – Icke brings us Aeschylus for the modern age - Guardian Review Print-out archive
A 21st century take on a Greek tragedy: The Asian Age Print-out archive
Oresteia, Almeida: a daring update to a tragic trilogy: Evening Standard Print-out archive
Oresteia - Programme Programme archive
Almeida Greeks - brochure Brochure archive
Oresteia : A New Adaptation by Robert Icke Book library
Photographs by Manuel Harlan Print-out archive
Guardian: Want to lift your spirits? Try four hours of Greek tragedy Print-out archive
Almeida Oresteia - Talkback Print-out archive
Almeida Theatre: Oresteia | Production Photos - Facebook Album Print-out archive
Postcards From the Gods - Blog Review of Oresteia Print-out archive
Guardian: Ancient Greek tragedy Oresteia receives surprise West End transfer Print-out archive
The Guardian: Theatre Q and A: Susannah Clapp interviews Robert Icke Print-out archive
Oresteia The Spectator review Review archive
Oresteia The Spectator review Review archive
Oresteia The Word Muses review Review archive
Oresteia The Guardian review Review archive
Oresteia flyer Flyer archive
The Stage.co.uk : Natasha Tripney: Why was 2015 the year theatre went Greek? Print-out archive
Correspondence from Oonagh Lahr Correspondence archive
Robert Icke, interview with Emma Bridges for Open University Print-out archive
Review: Camden New Journal: Oresteia Newspaper cutting archive
Theatre with Amy Smith: Camden new Journal Newspaper cutting archive
Robert Icke's Oresteia and its Classical Sources : MSt Reception essay by Peter Swallow Print-out archive
ARION Winter 2016 23.3 Journal library Justine McConnell's 'Radical Reinvisionings: the Almeida Theatre's Oresteia and Medea', pp. 151-166.
TLS: Edith Hall article: Icke's Oresteia Newspaper article archive
Festival programme Festival programme archive
Letter re. Iliad Handwritten letter archive
Oresteia programme Programme archive
Robert Icke: 'British theatre often thinks of itself as church' (Guardian) Webpage https://web.archive.org/web/20190624201733/https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/jun/24/oedipus-robert-icke-sophocles-edinburgh-festival-theatre-as-church
Almeida Theatre website: Oresteia Webpage https://web.archive.org/web/20220804095854/https://almeida.co.uk/whats-on/oresteia/11-jun-2020-15-aug-2020
Park Avenue Armory website: Oresteia Webpage https://web.archive.org/web/20220804100427/https://www.armoryonpark.org/programs_events/detail/2022_oresteia
Observer.com review: Oresteia Webpage https://web.archive.org/web/20220804101859/https://observer.com/2022/07/review-robert-ickes-oresteia-skillfully-brings-greek-tragedy-to-todays-crises/
New York Times review: Oresteia Webpage https://web.archive.org/web/20220804102303/https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/28/theater/oresteia-review-park-avenue-armory.html
New York Times Review: Oresteia and Hamlet Webpage https://web.archive.org/web/20220804100711/https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/25/theater/hamlet-oresteia-robert-icke.html

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Oresteia (2015), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/13794 <20 June 2024>