The Oresteia: Sept 2018 - March 2019
Splendid’s touring production for 2018/2019 is Kerry Frampton’s new adaptation of Aeschylus’s tragic trilogy 'The Oresteia'. The three plays ('Agamemnon', 'The Libation Bearers' and 'The Eumenides')are adapted into a single hour-long piece with a multi-roling cast of three, employing a range of our regular student-stealable theatrical techniques including:
- Brechtian episodic structure
- Elements of Greek Theatre
- Strong physical and vocal ensemble storytelling
- Choral precision
- Breaking the fourth wall
- Exaggerated characterisation
- Music, multi-roling, mime and puppetry
The performance is suitable for ages 12+, and will feature our usual Brechtian structure, as well as elements of Greek Theatre. It's also useful as an example of creative adaptation, an inspiration for devising or a well-supported professional production for live theatre evaluation.
The production is available for in-school performances with accompanying workshops plus public shows in selected theatres. Tickets will soon go on sale for theatre shows, and further public performances will be announced throughout the year.
As with previous years we offer 3hr sessions (1hr performance plus up to 3 simultaneous 90min workshops), full-day sessions (1hr performance plus up to 3 simultaneous 4hr workshops), or performances only with optional post-show discussion, which can take place after school or in the evening. The tour schedule and prices are laid out below.
There is no limit to the audience size for the performance, but the workshops are limited to 25 students working with each of our three cast members in up to 3 simultaneous sessions (we can work with groups of up to 40 if there are fewer workshops). Our workshop programme is linked closely to the production, and this year you can choose from:
- Practitioner workshops on Brecht
- Greek/Physical chorus
- Splendid’s approach to the adaptation
An extensive education pack is included, and the DVD and script are now available for detailed review purposes.
|09 - 11 January||NORTH WEST|
|14 - 16 January||S. Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Notts|
|21 January||Greenwich Theatre (theatre show, see above)|
|22 - 23 January||SOUTH|
|28 January||Blake Theatre, Monmouth (theatre show, see above)|
|29 - 30 January||WEST|
|04 - 06 February||NORTH|
|11 - 13 February||MIDLANDS|
|12 February||mac, Birmingham (theatre show, see above)|
|25 - 27 February||CENTRAL|
|26 February||Quarry, Bedford (theatre show, see above)|
|04 - 06 March||SOUTH|
|11 - 13 March||S. Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Notts|
|18 - 20 March||EAST|
|25 - 27 March||SOUTH|
|Production||Price (exc VAT @20%)|
|Oresteia performance (approx 1hr) and 1.5hr workshop||£600.00|
|Oresteia performance (approx 1hr) and 4hr workshop||£1100.00|
|Oresteia evening performance with optional post-show discussion||£600.00|
We do not charge supplementary travel or subsistence costs, although these may be added in exceptional circumstances. All bookings are subject to our cancellation policy.
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