“This cannot be a place where the woman is less important"
There was no chance I wasn't going to book for Robert Icke's Oresteia
again, I came out of it first time round quite sure that I'd seen one of the shows of the year and on second viewing, I am still firmly of that view. My original review
can be read here and there isn't too much more to be said aside from reiterating wow, wow, wow - how exciting it would be if this heralded just a handful more productions looking towards Europe for their inspiration and succeeding so thrillingly.
So the gauntlet has been laid for the Oresteias yet to come - at the Globe and at Manchester's HOME, but also for the rest of the Greeks season. Bakkhai
may already be sold out with Medea
to follow and the anticipation could not be higher.
Running time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Photo: Manuel Harlan
Booking until 18th July, sold out but returns possible and well worth queuing for
Labels: Angus Wright, Ann Firbank, Bobby Smalldridge, Hara Yannas, Jessica Brown Findlay, John Mackay, Joshua Higgott, Lia Williams, Lorna Brown, Luke Thompson, Rudi Dharmalingam