Choephoroi

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in situ:'s Choephoroi (photo: Christine Cellier)

Venue: St. Andrew’s Hall, Chesterton, Cambridge | Map
Dates: Wednesday February 13 – Saturday February 16
Time: 8pm – running time 105 minutes approx. Suitable for 16+

Limited capacity so booking is recommended

Oresteia Part 2:

Choephoroi (The Libation Bearers)

by Aeschylus, in a new adaptation by Richard Spaul

Part 2 of Aeschylus’ Oresteia Trilogy, in which Orestes, the son of Agamemnon, returns from exile to take revenge for his murdered father. But the object of his revenge is his mother Clytemnestra and, as Alfred Hitchcock makes clear in his 1960 shocker – Psycho – ‘matricide is probably the most unbearable crime of all, most unbearable for the son who commits it’.

Following the success of Part 1: Agamemnon last year, in situ:’s Choephoroi – in a new adaptation by Richard Spaul, and drawing on sources as diverse as feminist Psycho-Analytic theory and anthropological studies of Lamentation in Ancient and Modern Greece – is a powerful piece of physical and vocal theatre.

 

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