A young prince has murdered his mother in a bloody act of revenge. The curse of the Royal House of Argos is raging, the cycle of revenge continues. A raucous mob of rebels have been rejected and discarded by the new regime. They unify and go into hiding underground – with Prince Orestes as their hostage. Now their time has come to take action – to take justice into their hands – to be heard. You decide.
You become the jury and determine Orestes’ fate. Orestes Re-Examined is an urgent, high octane and radical reinvention of Aeschylus’ tragic revenge cycle. Fusing ritual movement, live original music, unique text and a thumping drum and bass underscore, this is a potent and claustrophobic world,
where everyone is implicated.
Following an acclaimed run in 2008 in Bath, and a tour of prisons in the South West, this revival production promises an immersive audience experience, which will stimulate, challenge and thrill.