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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Suppliant Women –

Writer: David Grieg, after Aeschylus Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster Any modern update of any Classical text needs something to bridge the gap in time, and make it interesting and vibrant to audiences. The Suppliant Women does this, and more, making it an enchanting opening to the Dublin Theatre Festival. This is the first of a trilogy, the latter ...

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The Suppliant Women – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Aeschylus Adaptor: David Greig Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: May Mellstrom Fifty women board a boat in Egypt and set sail for Greece to claim asylum, fleeing the threat of forced marriage and seeking protection and sanctuary. The synopsis may sound ripped from the headlines but is in fact, the basis for The Suppliant Women, first written and performed in ...

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The Suppliant Women – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Greig Composer: John Browne Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: S.E. Webster 2,500 years ago, the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus wrote a play that he probably never imagined would be now treading the boards of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. Nor could he have imagined that his drama would still be extremely topical thousands of years later. From immigration ...

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This Restless House – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Zinnie Harris Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: R G Balgray Plays seem to come in threes this year (no jokes about Glasgow buses, please). Hot on the heels of the James Plays comes the Citizens and the National Theatre of Scotland’s modern production ofThe Oresteia. The doomed house of Atreus is reimagined by Zinnie Harris as This Restless House – ...

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INTERVIEW: Mike Pearson on his long-haul production of ILIAD for National Theatre Wales

After critical acclaim for their large-scale productions of Aeschylus’ The Persians and Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, long-time collaborators Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes return to National Theatre Wales. Based on Christopher Logue’s interpretation of Homer’s epic poem, ILIAD isn’t just a play; it’s arguably a test of endurance. Mike Pearson spoke to Jafar Iqbal. “I’m really interested in the effect of an ...

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The Oresteia – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Adaptor: Rory Mularkey from the original by Aeschylus Director: Adele Thomas Composer: Mira Calix Choreographer: Lucy Burge Reviewer: Chris Rogers Imagine for a moment sitting in a marble Amphitheatre in the blazing sun overlooking the arid vegetation and small, white-walled, buildings that constituted Athens in 458 BC. Behind you rises the Athenian Acropolis with its large hewn temples, built in ...

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Oresteia – Almeida Theatre, London

Writer: Aeschylusin a new version by Robert Icke Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile     Robert Icke’s new version of Aeschylus’ Oresteia explodes onto the Almeida stage in a dark, complex, heartbreaking and inevitably bloody production. Icke has brought Aeschylus’ trilogy bang up to date in his epic interpretation of the story of Agamemnon and his family and how ...

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