Aeschylus’ Choephoroi for Cambridge in February 2013

A year on from the success of Agamemnon, the same in situ: group returns to St Andrew’s Hall, Chesterton next month with its daring new interpretation of Choephoroi by Aeschylus’ in a new adaptation by Richard Spaul.

Performances start at 8pm from Wednesday 13 February to Saturday 16 February.

Tickets are available now priced £14 (£10 concessions) and will be available at the venue from 7.30pm on the evening of the performance, but places are limited, so advance booking is advised.

The story

Choephoroi is the second part 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’.

Drawing on sources as diverse as feminist psychoanalytic theory and anthropological studies of Lamentation in Ancient and Modern Greece – is a powerful piece of physical and vocal theatre.

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

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

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

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


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