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Zinnie Harris discusses Oresteia: This Restless House
I have always loved the original Oresteia and it seemed like one of those projects that would allow us enough scope to do something really theatrical with it.
Award-winning playwright Zinnie Harris joins director Dominic Hill for this adaptation of Aeschylus's 2,500-year-old drama. In Oresteia: This Restless House, Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, Orestes and Electra are a dysfunctional family of today, coping with the huge emotions and dark consequences of their deeds. The curse that has gripped the family for generations looks as if it will never end as the ghosts of the past continue to haunt and torment the survivors.
‘This very much is a version that has its feet and ankles in the original, but is also a new telling, putting the female characters much more centre stage.’
Watch the video to hear Zinnie Harris talk about what she has brought to the production, and about taking Clytemnestra in a new direction.
Oresteia: This Restless House will be performed at the 2017 International Festival on 22 - 27 August at The Lyceum, and you can book your tickets now.