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|National Trust||Company of Ten|
Electra is awaiting her brother’s return from exile, but this is no eagerly anticipated family reunion. Orestes is coming to avenge the murder of their father Agamemnon by their mother and her lover, and to claim the throne of Mycenae for himself.
As the New York Times says, ‘Sophocles’ Electra is one of dramatic literature’s most compelling studies of the extremes to which vengeance can lead.’ The Daily Telegraph described a recent production of Electra as ‘thrillingly unnerving’.
Dates and times
Friday 9–Saturday 10 November 2018, 8:00pm
Sunday 11 November, 2.30pm
Tuesday 13–Saturday 17 November, 8:00pm
Credits & acknowledgements
Sophocles, adapted by Kenneth McLeish
Company of Ten