The Almeida announces full casting for Oresteia

A new version created by Robert Icke

29 May – 18 July 2015
Press Performance 5 June

Casting is today announced for Oresteia, reimagined for the modern stage by Almeida Associate DirectorRobert Icke (The Fever, Mr Burns, 1984), in its first major London production in more than a decade. 

The cast will include Amelia Baldock, Lorna Brown, Jessica Brown Findlay, Rudi Dharmalingam, AnnFirbank, Ilan Galkoff, Joshua Higgott, Cameron Lane, John Mackay, Clara Read, Eve Salama, Bobby Smalldridge, Luke Thompson, Lia Williams (previously announced), Angus Wright and Hara Yannas.

Orestes’ parents are at war. A family drama spanning several decades, a huge, moving, bloody saga, Aeschylus’ greatest and final play asks whether justice can ever be done – and continues to resonate more than two millennia after it was written.

Oresteia will be directed by Robert Icke, designed by Hildegard Bechtler, with light by Natasha Chivers, sound by Tom Gibbons and video by Tim Reid. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke most recently directed the The Fever and Mr Burns.  Other Almeida credits include 1984, a co-production with Headlong and Nottingham Playhouse co-created with Duncan Macmillan, which enjoyed a successful West End run and two UK tours. Robert was previously Associate Director at Headlong where he worked with Rupert Goold to conceive and develop Decade, directed Boys by Ella Hickson and a UK tour of Romeo and Juliet.

Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show. More details to be announced soon.



Access            Oresteia Audio Described performance by VocalEyes Saturday 27 June at 1pm, Touch Tour 11.15am and Friday 10 July at 7pm, Touch Tour 5.30pm
                         Oresteia Captioned performances Friday 3 July at 7pm
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Saturday matinees at 1pm from 13 June
Wednesday matinees at 1pm on 24 June & 8 July

Talkback          Post-show discussion with members of the company
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Wednesday 1 July