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Shared Experience in association with Guilford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
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Orestes

by Helen Edmundson based on Euripides

Venue Olympia Theatre
Date 30 Sep 7.30pm
1 Oct 6.00pm
3 Oct - 7 Oct 7.30pm
7 Oct 2.30pm
Duration 1hr 45mins approx



Directed by Nancy Meckler
Designed by Niki Turner

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After the sell-out success of Brontë at last year's Dublin Theatre Festival, Shared Experience makes a greatly anticipated return. 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. Orestes explores the tragedy of human relationships set against the backdrop of war.

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 trial for her murder. Some say the killing should be met with banishment and that the cycle of revenge must be stopped. Others want blood…

Multi award-winning writer, Helen Edmundson has written three acclaimed stage adaptations for Shared Experience - Anna Karenina, Mill on the Floss and War and Peace. Now she turns her hand to this savage and most powerful of Greek myths, blowing away a layer of dust to reveal a compelling and explosive account of destruction and revenge. As Artistic Director of Shared Experience, Nancy Meckler's many celebrated productions include the recent A Passage to India and Gone to Earth.

Click HERE to see a sneak preview of the show!

"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

"EXCELLENT… FAITHFUL AND ABSORBING” - Irish Independent on Brontë

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