Wed 28 Apr, Digital Platform, Online
It has been six days since the murder. Six days since Electra watched her estranged brother, Orestes, kill their mother in a brutal act of revenge. Now Electra, Orestes and his lover, Pylades, have to figure out what to do next.
In the wake of the Trojan war the next generation must navigate catastrophe, face their inherited trauma, and try to survive against the odds. But as society collapses, can they trust the whispers of Helen, Menelaus and the gods?
The Oxford’s Greek play tradition goes back 140 years, and this April we are bringing you a reimagining of Euripides’ little-known classic Orestes.
Join us for an entirely virtual production, combining ancient Greek and new translations with contemporary dance, live comedy and an original soundtrack.
Orestes has been devised at a distance for its online platform, and is being streamed live for one night only. Four world-leading specialists will be there to ask the important questions, as we invite you to decide the fates of these heroes and villains of Greek mythology.
Duration: 1 hour 30mins
Tickets are free however booking is required.
Booking will close 3 hours before the performance start time.
Viewers will be emailed with a performance link 2-3 hours prior to the performance.