Oxford Greek Play 2021: ‘Orestes’

We are excited to announce that tickets for this year’s Oxford Greek Play are now available to reserve via the Oxford Playhouse website! Orestes will be performed online on 28th April at 5pm.

‘From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back…’

It has been six days since the murder. Six days since Electra watched her estranged brother Orestes kill their mother in a brutal act of revenge. Now Electra, Orestes and his lover Pylades have to figure out what to do next. In the wake of the Trojan war the next generation must navigate catastrophe, face their inherited trauma, and try to survive against the odds. But as society collapses, can they trust the whispers of Helen, Menelaus and the gods?

Oxford’s Greek play tradition goes back 140 years, and this April we are bringing you an experimental reimagining of Euripides’ little-known classic Orestes. Join us for an entirely virtual production, combining ancient Greek and new translations with contemporary dance, live comedy and an original soundtrack. Orestes has been devised at a distance for its online platform, and is being streamed live for one night only. Four world-leading specialists will be there to ask the important questions, as we invite you to decide the fates of these heroes and villains of Greek mythology.

 

To reserve your free ticket, follow this link.

 

Follow us at @orestesoxford on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok, for a peek behind the scenes and to get to know the cast and creatives behind the production.