16th – 19th November 2011, Oxford Playhouse
Directed by Raymond Blankenhorn | Designed by Rachel Beaconsfield-Press
Produced by Michael Galvin | Adaptation by Arabella Currie
Oxford University Classical Dramatic Society, in association with Barbarian Productions: Clytemnestra - The Oxford Greek Play 2011.
“No one gets through life unscathed”
The Trojan War is over, but all is not well in Argos. After murdering her husband Agamemnon, Clytemnestra rules as queen in the palatial city, estranged from her grieving daughter Elektra. Little do they know that Clytemnestra’s son Orestes has returned home in secret to make her pay for the murder of his father with her own life. As blood begets blood, who can tell how this fury will end?
A national institution over 130 years old, The Oxford Greek Play in 2011 brought Aeschylus’ ancient classic to the stage with a production that will delighted all the senses. A staggering set, a bespoke musical score and the chance to hear the greatest drama of the ancient world in the mythical rhythm of its native language, Clytemnestra promised to be, and indeed delivered, a fantastic spectacle of theatre.
Clytemnestra was performed in Ancient Greek with a new digitally projected English translation at the Oxford Playhouse in November 2011. The show was an enormous success, receiving highly positive reviews and an audience of over 3,300.
Photograph by Philippa Baines | © OUCDS 2011
Lucy Jackson – Clytemnestra
Jack Noutch – Orestes
Amber Husain – Elektra
Helen Slaney – Nurse
Nicholas West – Aegisthos
Timothy Foot – The Slave
Dionne Farrell – Chorus
Mary Flanigan – Chorus
Carla Suthren – Chorus
Isabella Vernon – Chorus
Georgia Waters – Chorus
Vanessa Lovenburg – Concubine
Theresa Sheppard – Concubine
Ilyse Victoria Liffreing, Marchella Ward, Lidka Ozarowska, Claudia King, Julia Megone, Amy Down, Clarissa Kayser, Jasmine Krishnamurthy-Spencer, Ching Lee, Lucy Fielding, Angie Normandale, Anahita Hoose, Sophie Baggot, Lucy Gray, Theresa Sheppard and Vanessa Lovenburg.
Director – Raymond Blankenhorn
Asst. Director – Julien Dugnoille
Production Designer – Rachel Beaconsfield-Press
Translator – Arabella Currie
Producer – Michael Galvin
Production Manager – Jacob Haddad
Asst. Producers – Jessica Campbell & Marcus Field
Composer & Musical Director – Alexander Reut-Hobbs
Chief Education & Outreach Officer – Chiara Crean
Marketing Manager – Toby Knott
Deputy Education & Outreach Officer – Emily Hinks
Lighting Designer – Douglas Perkins
Sound Designer – Geoffrey Hall
Stage Managers – Sophie Stephenson-Wright & Sophy Tuck
Deputy Stage Manager – Shivani Singhal
Surtitlers – Emma Plews & Emily Robotham
Asst. Costumer Designer – Alexandra Schultz
Costume Assistants – Charlotte Reeve & Maria Uebele
Marketing Assistants – Owain Jevons & Claire Rodwell
Conductor – Edmund Whitehead
Production Photographers – Milja Fenger & Laura Simmons
Executive Producer – Lizzie Sandis
Maria Wyard, Calypso Nash, Katherine Sidders, Thomas Nelson, Fergus McIntosh, Silja Lehtinen, Alison Walsh.
Deborah Cheong, Ed Horner, Jane Cahill, Anna Bradshaw, Lucy Pinching.