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Prometheus Bound, White Bear Theatre

Aeschylus, translated by Paul Elmer More Directed by Cieranne Kennedy Bell  ★★★ Pros: An ancient and powerful story that is rarely performed, with strong actors and an unusual and intriguing method of storytelling. Cons: At times difficult to follow, and many aspects of the performance are overcompensation for the lack of action.  Our Verdict: Emotionally charged and engaging. This brutal tale will appeal more to those with an interest in Greek mythology, but still has a powerful connection with a ...

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House of Atreus, Waterloo East Theatre

Based on The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus Adapted by Ozlem Ozhabes Directed by Kaitlin Argeaux ★★★★ Pros: A very enjoyable, visually pleasing and strongly emotional performance driven by innovative direction and some cracking performances that leave you wanting more, even if Greek tragedy is not normally your thing. Cons: Given how well the dance and physical movements worked overall, it’s a shame that at times the pace seemed to slow down and the chorus became somewhat static, especially in the ...

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The Oresteia, Riverside Studios

Aeschylus, translated by Ted HughesDirected by Anastasia Revi★★★ Pros: An engaging production of a Greek classic with some great imagery and stylisation. Will keep you entertained. Cons: Sometimes goes over the top and veers towards melodrama. Our Verdict: Worth the trip if your want to catch an entertaining version of a rarely-performed classic. Courtesy of Anna Soderblom A two and a half hour long production recounting the ins and outs of a three-generation-long family feud was never going to be ...

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