Aeschylus’ Oresteia opens with Agamemnon sacrificing his daughter to the gods; an act which sets in motion a bloody cycle of revenge and counter-revenge.
When he in turn is killed at the hands of his wife Clytemnestra, their son Orestes takes up the mantle of avenging his father, continuing the bloodshed until peace is ultimately found in the rule of law.
Zinnie Harris reimagines this ancient drama, using a contemporary sensibility to rework the stories, placing the women in the centre. Orestes’ leading role is replaced by his sister Electra, who as a young child witnesses her father’s murder and is compelled to take justice into her own hands until she too must flee the Furies.
This BSA student training production of This Restless House is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk
This Restless House is performed by graduating students of Bristol School of Acting.
By Zinnie Harris
Directed by Mabel Aitken
Lighting design by Jenny Roxburgh
Sound design by Jack Orozco Morrison
- RUNNING TIME3 hours approx. including intervals
- AGE RECOMMENDATION14+
- TICKETS£12 / £10
- VENUEFactory Theatre
Content warnings: contains violence, gore, swearing, substance abuse, sexualised content, suicide, adult themes