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On from 07 Nov 2006 till 02 Dec 2006
Tricycle Theatre
by Freely adapted from Euripides by Helen Edmundson
Genre(s): New Writing, Drama, Classic

About: Orestes

Shared Experience in association with Guilford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre presents
Freely adapted from Euripides by Helen Edmundson

Director Nancy Meckler
Designer Niki Turner

As children Orestes and his sister Electra were sent far away, banished by their own mother. Years later, the city must vote to determine their future as they stand trail for her murder. Some say the killing should be met with banishment and that the cycle of revenge must be stopped. Others want blood...

At its dazzling best when confronting epic stories and emotional complexity, Shared Experience stages this brand-new telling of Euripides' potent drama of avenging siblings. Bearing all the company's hallmarks of vivid storytelling and powerful performances, ORESTES explores the tragedy of human relationships set against the backdrop of war.

Helen Edmundson has written 3 acclaimed stage adaptations for Shared Experience – Anna Karenina, Mill on the Floss and War and Peace. Her other plays include The Clearing (Tricycle 1999) and Coram Boy (National Theatre 2005).

Post-show discussion 29 November

Early Bird Tickets £8
First 100 tickets for 8pm performances on 7 & 9 November when requested and purchased at least 72 hours in advance.


“Shared Experience is one of the most distinctive theatre companies in the land. Those who have seen the company are unlikely to forget its thrilling productions”
-The Daily Telegraph

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