Thyestes

Wed 1st – Sat 4th Feb 2012

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“The raw brutality of Seneca’s Thyestes has shocked and horrified audiences for almost two thousand years”

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SUMMARY

The raw brutality of Seneca’s Thyestes has shocked and horrified audiences for almost two thousand years, even inspiring one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, Titus Andronicus. Exiled Thyestes begs his brother Atreus’ forgiveness and seeks to end the curse on their household, but Atreus is not ready to let go quite yet.

With characters locked in a never-ending struggle for control, the furious pace and outrageous spectacle of this play is brought from the court of Nero to the heart of Cambridge. Blurring the boundaries between theatre and reality, this production of Seneca’s classic tragedy brings its raw brutality full circle, right round to the dark comedy and intricate meta-theatre inherent in the text.

Taking the staging of revenge to its logical conclusion, this tragic villain knows no act of retaliation is complete without the right audience.

Admission: £5(£4) – £6(£5)

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