The Curse of the House of Atreus (1923)

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1 June 1923
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The first production of The Balliol Players, in a double bill with The Merry Wives of Windsor and with two one-act curtain-raisers. Dress rehearsals took place in Lady Margaret Hall, but there was no public performance in Oxford.
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Person Role Notes
Peter Cardew Actor Electra (act 2), a Fury (act 3)
Porter R. Chandler Actor Chorus (act 3)
Miles Clauson Actor Chorus (acts 1&2), a Fury (act 3)
James Fergusson Actor Chorus (act 1), Orestes (acts 2&3)
Kenneth Johnstone Producer
Kenneth Johnstone Actor Clytaemnestra / Chorus
Hugh Keen Actor Agamemnon / Chorus
R. Geoffrey A. Meade (1902-1992) Actor Chorus (acts 1&2), a Fury (act 3)
Roger Mynors Actor Cassandra / Chorus / Fury
André Nairac Actor Chorus (act 1), Pylades (act 2), a Fury (act 3)
Walter F. Oakeshott Actor Chorus (act 1), Chorus (act 2), Apollo (act 3)
Richard Pares Actor Talthybius (act 1), Nurse (act 2), Pythian Prophetess (act 3)
Robert Scott Actor Chorus (act 3)
Alan Stephen Actor Chorus (act 1), Servant (act 2), a Fury (act 3)
Boyd Tollinton Actor Aegisthus (acts 1&2), Chorus (act 3)
Godfrey Turton Actor Herald (act 3)
Robert Turton Actor Watchman (act 1), Chorus (act 2)
Jack A. Westrup Composer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Eton College (Windsor, West Berkshire, England) 8 July, 1923 in the garden of the headmaster's house; this was the last performance of the Oresteia in the tour
Bromsgrove School (Bromsgrove, County of Worcestershire, England) on the lawn
unknown venue (Shrewsbury, County of Shropshire, England) Indoor performance
Ludlow Castle (Ludlow, County of Shropshire, England) "Against the wall of the banqueting hall"
unknown venue (Hereford, County of Herefordshire, England) indoor performance
unknown venue (Great Malvern, County of Worcestershire, England) indoor performance
unknown venue (Worcester, County of Worcestershire, England) indoor performance

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