Warwick 18th October 2022
Revenge. Violence. War. Playbox Theatre create an epic new production THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD – Variations on THE ORESTEIA, a quartet of plays mixed and edited showing how revenge haunts and wrecks successive generations.
This is the culmination of a three-year project exploring the roots of drama from the ancient Greeks. An ensemble of twenty-seven young actors creates a big, bold, immersive spectacle yet, at the core, true to the spirit of the ancients.
The original dramas were staged as festivals, family days out, the need to renew and come home inspired by tales of Humans, Gods, Wars, Revenge and Forgiveness, Love and Family Feuds in spectacles of music, dance, costume, mask, image and language, in arenas created out of hillsides, to accommodate thousands.
Four plays make up the quartet at Playbox Theatre
Presented in one event that illustrates how, today, the plays retain a currency and immediacy. A story of war and its consequences.
The company is led by 17year old Freya Leadbetter as Clytemnestra, moving through all four plays with Corin Alford as Agamemnon, Ottilie Lampitt as Orestes, Meri Sutherland as Electra, and Miriam Clements as Cassandra.
For this production there will be options for audience members to sit in allocated seating or stand in ‘The Snake Pit’ close to the action as it erupts across the newly configured runways.
THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD is directed by Playbox Theatre Consultant Director Stewart McGill with Technical Director Richard Cooper creating the visual and aural world.
THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD
Thursday 10th November 7pm
Friday 11th November 7pm
Saturday 12th November 3pm & 7pm
Tickets from £5.00