The Curse of the House of Atreus (1924)

Original id: 
5115
Start date: 
18 June 1924
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Translation
Media of production: 
Stage-play
Languages: 
English

Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Anthony Asquith Actor Kassandra / Nurse / Chorus
Cedric A. L. Cliffe Actor Klytaemnestra / Ghost of Klytaemnestra, a shared role
Crichton Cotts Actor Chorus Member
Austin Farrer Actor Chorus (acts 1&3), Electra (act 2)
James Fergusson Actor Herald (act 1), Pylades (Act 2), Chorus (act 3)
Peter Gilroy Actor Attendant (act 1), Chorus (act 2), Pallas Athena (act 3)
Inglis Gundry Actor Watchman / Slave (act 1) and Chorus (acts 2&3)
J. R. Hicks Actor Chorus Member
C. A. Humphrey Actor Chorus Member
Kenneth Johnstone Producer
Kenneth Johnstone Actor Klytaemnestra / Ghost of Klytaemnestra, a shared role
Hugh Keen Actor Chorus (acts 1&2), Apollo (act 3)
Robert Knox Prompter
Robert Knox Actor Slave (act 1), Servant (act 2)
Dan Lascelles Designer drew the design for the programme
Joseph Gordon Macleod Actor Aegisthus (acts 1 & 2)
R. Geoffrey A. Meade (1902-1992) Actor Chorus (acts 1-3)
André Nairac Actor Chorus (acts 1&3)
Walter F. Oakeshott Manager
Walter F. Oakeshott Actor Chorus (act 1), Orestes (act 2)
F. J. Tickner Actor Chorus Member
Theodore Wade-Gery Actor Agamemnon / Chorus
Jack A. Westrup Composer same music as composed for the 1923 tour of the Oresteia
Jack A. Westrup Actor Herald (act 3)
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Wadham College (Oxford, County of Oxfordshire, England) 18 June, 1924 in the garden
Winchester College (Winchester, County of Hampshire, England) this last performance of the tour took place on the lawn of the Headmaster's garden
Sydney Park (Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, England) in front of a minature temple in Sydney Park
Corfe Castle (Wareham, County of Dorset, England)
Max Gate, Thomas Hardy's house (Dorchester, County of Dorset, England) 30 June, 1924 a matinée in the garden of Max Gate, Thomas Hardy's house
Bishop's Palace (Wells, County of Somerset, England) in the garden
Chalice Well (Glastonbury, County of Somerset, England) in the unfinished open air theatre in the garden of Chalice Well
Maumbery Rings (Dorchester, County of Dorset, England) 30 June, 1924 evening performance in this Roman amphitheatre
unknown venue (Axminster, County of Devon, England) in front of a cricket pavilion
Digby Hall (Sherborne, County of Dorset, England) rain forced the Players indoors
St Cuthbert's Girls' School (Bournemouth, County of Dorset, England) private matinée
Horseshoe Park (Bournemouth, County of Dorset, England)
Old Sarum (Salisbury, County of Wiltshire, England) 800 in audience

How to cite this production

The Curse of the House of Atreus (1924), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/5115 <29 September 2020>