Blanche McIntyre’s portrayal of The Oresteia premieres at HOME. Aeschylus’ trilogy of Greek tragedies, The Oresteia, exhibits motifs of ruthless betrayal and bloody revenge which remain as relevant today as when the plays were first written, nearly two and a half thousand years ago, making them among the oldest surviving plays in human history. Director, McIntyre herself holds considerable acclaim, rising to prominence with a host of eclectic productions including Chekov’s The Seagull and Coward’s Tonight at 8:30, leading to best newcomer awards. This particular production uses Ted Hughes’ 1999 adaptation of this classic text. With lead performances include from Lindsay Marshal (The Hours, HBO’s Rome and Garrow’s Law), Simon Trinder (The Duel, Midwinter of the Spirit), and a Manchester Community Chorus shaped by local composer Michael Betteridge, expect a stripped back, simmering incarnation of this ancient classic.

Fri 23 Oct – Sat 14 Nov, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 200 1500, times vary, £10-£29.50,

Fri 23 Oct - Sat 14 Nov
Simon Creed
Published on:
Thu 12 Nov 2015